A Hero of Our Time

Just recently read the book "A Hero of Our Time" by Mikhail Lermontov. It was a great book, here's an excerpt from the end of the book that I found interesting.

“Observe my dear doctor,” said I, “that without fools, the world would be a very dull place… consider: here we are, two intelligent people; we know beforehand that one can argue endlessly, about anything, and therefore we do not argue; we know almost all the secret thoughts of each other; one word is a whole story for us; we see the kernel of our every emotion through a triple shell. Sad things seem to us funny, funny things seem to us melancholy, and generally we are, to tell the truth, rather indifferent to everything except our own selves. Thus, between us there can be no exchange of feelings and thoughts: we know everything about each other that we wish to know, and we do not wish to know anything more. There remains only one solution: telling the news. So tell me some piece of news.”

N'es pas?

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