Quote of the Week: A Fundamental Problem

“The thing we value most of all is youth, which means that life automatically becomes depressing, because life consists, on the whole, of getting old.”

–Michel Houellebecq

From this interview, which I found “charming throughout” (to channel Tyler Cowen). I don’t know why, really, because it was not that interesting, and he isn’t that nice. But there’s a certain…boring truth to what he says that I found quite refreshing.


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