Context: Landmine-hunting hero rat dies in Cambodia after stellar career Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Even more heroic, perhaps, for being entirely unaware of what they have done. Bravery not being the absence of fear but the courage to act in spite of it, this is a template – if entirely unrelated – […]
No discovery without risk, no catharsis without suffering. The absence of presence in future knowledge is always the presence of absence in (and as) experience. No wisdom without pain, indeed, and as for information – no integration (or resonance) without difference (or alienation). Originally written as a comment here.