Against having a “purpose”

Do things that don’t have “purpose,” or a clear “what for.”

Ideally I wouldn’t have to support this using utilitarian language. But in this respect our culture is diseased, and this “what for” aims to be like a doctor who doesn’t keep you coming back.

Purposeless is magnetic. When you are indifferent to the How-To’s of getting what you want, things come of their own accord (generally their favored mode of arrival). After careful scrutiny, it appears to me that the Wanting and the Planning are superfluous. I read that this was true often on the internet. It…



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