The Rarest of Exceptions

How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how
little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the
fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life the uncertainty of
our existence and the countless enigmas which press upon us from all sides,
everyone does not continually and ceaselessly philosophize, but that only
the rarest of exceptions do.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Parerga and Paralipomena (1851) Vol.1, ch.5, sct.9

~ by Thanatologist on 2009-08-17.

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