Abandon ye hope, all who enter here.
Hold all hate mail til the end.
I'd like to say, "here's the whole thing in a nutshell," but there's no nutshell here. It's a big, brain-wrenching book saying that “an unrelenting flow of choices confronts us at nearly every moment of our lives, and yet our culture offers us no clear way to choose" (book jacket). That “the central challenge of the contemporary world… is not just that we don’t know how to live meaningful lives, it’s that we don’t even seem to be able to focus for very long on the question” (p. 30). That in our 21st century lives we’re stuck in a depressing existential nihilism (don’t worry, I had to look it up too) where nothing has meaning, no choice is better than any other choice (just look up at the menu at Starbucks and you'll see what I mean).
|If you have to use post-it flags to read a book,|
and you're not reading it for class,
you might be crazy....
Whirlwind tour through All Things Shining: