Terminated

Notes for a movie by Albert Camus & James Cameron

terminator

We are biological machines programmed only to survive.

We are born condemned to death.

To survive we must not take that ludicrous condition lying down.

We must rebel against it with kindness (as in ‘mankind’).

We need to learn to live in the present to maximise our own happiness.

That happiness must be available to the whole of our kind as a context for our individual happiness.

albert camus

Marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on 27th January 1945

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3 comments so far

  1. ArkAngel on

    “He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.”
    Horace

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  2. […] In a tribute to him on Radio 4 this morning, a resonant phrase from Kierkegaard (via psychiatrist Viktor Frankl) was cited to capture the man he was : The door to happiness opens outwards. 

Leslie Hardman dealt with the chaos he experienced in the front-line by dedicating himself to the well-being of others. […]

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  3. ArkAngel on

    “This country will not be a permanently good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a reasonably good place for all of us to live in.”

    Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (1858-1919)

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