Monday, July 16, 2018

#197 / Other People

According to Sartre, "Hell is other people." At least, that is what Sartre had one of his characters assert in his existentialist play, No Exit

Kirk Woodward, quoted in a blog called Rick On Theatre, calls the "Hell is other people" statement "The Most Famous Thing Jean-Paul Sartre Never Said."

Here is what I think. I think that other people (all of them) are what make this life so wonderful, and make our lives worth living. See below, as anecdotal evidence: a picture by the incomparable Shmuel Thaler, a photographer for the Santa Cruz Sentinel, my hometown newspaper.

The photograph shows people celebrating in the streets of Paris, on Bastille Day, July 14, 2018. 

Aren't we lovely?

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