Sometimes it feels like modernity created the worst versions of ourselves.
Isolated, indoor, whining, video-game playing, weak, moral relativist, risk adverse…
Am I wrong?
I want the social, outdoor, stoic, strong, willing to take a life or death stand over duty, risk-taking, and epic, kind of a life.
My goodness, we only get to live once, and our time is so short.
More heroism, more wisdom, more grandeur.
Let’s have a huge desire to live a big, beautiful, story.
Taleb is spot on here.
Modernity: we created youth without heroism, age without wisdom, and life without grandeur.
-Nassim Taleb, The Bed Of Procrustes