Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard, (1813-1855) Danish philosopher

Soren Kierkegaard Quote

β€œIt is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be lived-forwards. The more one ponders this, the more it comes to mean that life in the temporal existence never becomes quite intelligible, precisely because at no moment can I find complete quiet to take the backward-looking position.”

Soren KierkegaardSoren Kierkegaard
~ Soren Kierkegaard

Ratings and Comments

Ruben Neyra, Mexico

There is no chance at all to keep away of the very life, according to Nietzsche and I can see Kierkegaard, either. So it is difficult to take in consideration the backwards as doing it with the forwards. Every time it is said, "children are the future", it seems to be wrong because the majority or possible all of them will repeat those attitudes, sources which came from parents and teachers, family and society, it means to come from the very past. Children are not the future, but the past of us. There will be changes only little by little. The old tools will be modified or renewed, and the confusion is to believe there is no moral now only reproachable freedom.


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