Saturday, October 1, 2011

The joy of being alive

"There are elements which, if added to one's experience, make life better; there are other elements which, if added to one's expirience, make life worse. But what remains when these are set aside is not merely neutral: it is emphatically positive. . . The additional positive weight is supplied by expirience itself, rather than by any of its contents."

~Tom Nagel, Mortal Questions
found in Nicholas Humphrey's Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness

I like the idea that life is at base positive, not neutral. It makes me more inclined to get up in the mornings and wander out into the world.