By LucianHudson

Life understood backwards, but lived forwards

A fitting way to end the year, reading this short yet insightful account of Kierkegaard's ideas by Ibsen biographer Robert Ferguson. Kierkegaard was born in 1813, yet two hundred years on his appreciation of the value of time remains more relevant than ever. Ferguson's first chapter is on "How to wake up" (we spend too much time sleepwalking). According to Kierkegaard, "The most important thing is that a person should grow in the soil to which he really belongs".

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