the path to individuality and personal conscience

“Great poets feel into the future with most sensitive antennas, and live out ahead of us, a piece of future development, and yet unrealized potential. Poets and philosophers, if they do not sell out to please, but have the courage to be themselves, represent the most precious and dangerous models a culture can have. They don’t supply a ready-made set of duties and doctrines to be followed, but they show and teach the opposite: the path to individuality and personal conscience.” Hermann Hesse

 

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1 Response to the path to individuality and personal conscience

  1. Shaharee says:

    The problem with populism is that it is so popular. Even artists become victims of that because it leads to polarization that sells newspapers as well as art. See to all that attention that flows into racially or sexually themed subjects and almost zero towards issues that really matter for humanity’s future.

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