Tuesday, December 27, 2005
The Philosophy of the Blog, Part Three: Escapism
I have been somewhat desperately searching for various justifications for this blog ever since I started it - fundamentally suspecting that there really are none. To me it has seemed like a pure vanity project, typical to its vain, pathetically egoistic age: these poor ramblings are either easily destroyed or expressed infinitely better elsewhere. In actual complex, reasoned texts and thoughts. But now I think I have found something else than pure ego, if nothing especially flattering: my professional life is filled with total, brain numbing trivia - to come here and address the long views is to clear my mind, to breath ice cold, refreshing mountain air. To do it privately would seem somewhat pointless. Of course also the act of serious public writing is in itself often a joy, so far removed from the crude, functional texts I have to "create" at work. The way we live now: so much energy is spent at so meaningless things. So, here I escape and address the long views, the permanent questions.