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The Contemporary Human is a collection of unique thought pieces aiming to invoke contemplation.
We don’t intend to tell you what to think, rather to spark curiosity and individual opinion.

Categories of Exploration

Life

“We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life. We’ve added years to life, not life to years.”

George Calin

Death

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.”

Viktor Frankl

Society

“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.”

Joseph Campbell

Experience

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with the song still in them”

Henry David Thoreau

Perception

“The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.”

Aldous Huxley

Education

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”

Marcus Aurelius

Art

“The purpose of truly transcendent art is to express something you are not yet, but something that you can become”

Alex Grey

Nature

“Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.”

Terrence McKenna

Spirit

“We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.”

Brian Cox

Mind

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”

Carl G. Jung

Origins

“Indigenous people believe that Man belongs to the World; civilized people believe that the World belongs to Man.”

Daniel Quinn

The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything.
The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.

Milan Kundera