What If You Could Do It All Over? | The New Yorker  

written by Joshua Rothman. added about 1 month ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

eternal-recurrence life philosophy    

On the one hand, we understand that we could have turned out any number of ways; we know that we aren’t the only possible versions of ourselves. But, on the other, we feel that there is some fundamental light within us—a filament that burns, with its own special character, from birth to death. We want to think that, whoever we might have been, we would have burned with the same light.

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