Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bliss by O.Z. Livaneli

The ambassador laughed.

"Human beings go through a "camel phase" during which they carry all the foolish prejudices society burdens them with. Then comes the "lion phase," when they fight against all such prejudices. But there's another phase only few achieve: the childhood phase, which requires one to consider life with the naiveté of a child, to play games, to be open to all kinds of influences, and to find one's lost innocence again. That's why I play games."

"I would never have thought that you would be an admirer of Nietzsche," said Irfan, as he toasted the old man.

"Well, I only accept his theory up to a point," the ambassador replied. "All that superhuman stuff is crap."

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