We are, as Sophocles put it, nothing but a ‘deathward going tribe,’ after all

We are, as Sophocles put it, nothing but a ‘deathward going tribe,’ after all

“When you are born, you are full of life. It is all ahead of you: years of energy and excitement. But you use them up; you trade them off for experience, wisdom, money. Little by little, day by day, year by year, your life gets used up, until you are all experience, all wisdom, all memories, and no life left. That is when your life is behind you … and nothing is left in front. We are, as Sophocles put it, nothing but a ‘deathward going tribe,’ after all.”

Mobs, Messiahs and Markets, P.386

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