novelty sustains human life.

in any form it comes- whether the novel object is another human being, a book, a mathematical equation. There are questions that arise with each novel thing and from second to second the question incarnates into another novel object.

there is a continuum that is consistent with the questions that arise, and with the question, with the continuum, the problem is resoved bit by little bit. Second by second.

the differences in people are not in the absence or presence of novelty but the passion with which they accept it.

Maybe acknowledgement of it is a slow self-destruction. The faster we are capable to answer our own questions, the closer we are to death? Perhaps it is not just the old who are wise but also those who die slowly in their youth.


One thing I ABSOLUTELY LOVE is when a good philosopher basically affirms something I’ve already thought about. These connections help me feel confident that I am in the right direction because most times thinking is such a solitary activity. Here is a quote by Gilles Deleuze (1925-95) and Felix Guattari (1930-92) that pretty much sums up my peice above:

“Thought proceeds via problems, but problems are not chosen; they impinge on thought, inducing involuntary movements of disequilibrium. Both thought and the thinker emerge in a field of unfolding, self-differentiating differences, the problem that instigates thought being one with a specific configuration of multiple discursive and nondiscursive circuits of activity. […] In short, the thinker does not select the thought so much as the problem-world selects the thinker and the thought.”

Brilliant! I am so excited to have found this connection. Novelty is the “problem-world” for Deleuze and Guattari. Ahhh…(for now)