Stop Holding Back!

The following is an exercise in thumos (in Greek meaning: spiritedness, anger, liveliness, fieriness). My Nietzschean thesis is that our culture has become soft and that our time calls for the cultivation of toughness.

Stop holding back! Just stop it! Stop giving up, giving in, shrinking back. Just–just stop with all the restraining!

(We need retraining in overcoming restraining. Well, better go get a high paid consultant. Or some facilitator to ‘open the space’ and ‘hold the space’ and ‘take us through a process.’ Go on: can we finally admit that all this stuff is nonsense?)

Practical Philosopher, Ph.D. | Rinzai Zen Buddhist ( | Examining What Technologists Are Taking For Granted

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