A knife through the heart

Note: Aristotle didn’t start his own school of philosophy until he was fifty years old. He lived another decade, and throughout his lifetime wrote nearly one thousand books and pamphlets (most of which have been lost through the centuries.)

And yet, even the founding father of logic would likely be crushed at these words from Ecclesiastes: “The writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.”


So do writers continue writing because they must, or abandon their desks and stride forth to raise sheep?