Procrustean Aphorisms

"Stretch of the Imagination"

via Books INQ.

The excerpt below says it all (or at least enough of it to encourage you to seek out the rest):

From "Stretch of the Imagination"
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Atheism (materialism) means treating the dead as if they were unborn. I won't. By accepting the sacred, you reinvent religion.

To mark a separation between holy and profane, I take a ritual bath after any contact, or correspondence (even emails), with consultants, economists, Harvard Business School professors, journalists and those in similarly depraved pursuits; I then feel and act purified from the profane until the next episode.


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