aforismos e afins

07 agosto 2005

The art of travel (1)

Deixo aqui algumas passagens do «The art of travel», de Alain Botton. Uma leitura recomendada para viajantes e (a tal) aspirantes.

«If our lives are dominated by a search for happiness, then perhaps few activities reveal as much about the dynamics of this quest - in all its ardour and paradoxes - that our travels. They express, however inarticulately, an understanding of what life might be about, outside the constraints of work and the struggle for survival. Yet rarely are they considered to present philosophical problems - that is, issues requiring thought beyond the practical. We are inundated with advice on where to travel to; we hear little of why and how we should go - though the art of travel seems naturally to sustain a number of questions neither so simple nor so trivial and whose study might in modest ways contribute to an understanding of what the Greek philosophers beautifully termed eudamimonia or human flourishing.»


  • sabia que ias gostar... um abraço

    By Blogger jmnk, at 12:41 da tarde  

  • Foi óptima recomendação. Eu tinha lido no Expresso de há uns tempos e depois a Carla Hilário ainda relembrou isso, mas estava esquecido. E, sim, ler o original, please! Abraço.

    By Blogger T. M., at 12:42 da tarde  

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