Sick Day

  1. Last night I got food poisoning and after briefly waking up to try and fail to go to work, I slept until 3pm, when I woke up with a splitting headache. I can barely type; can barely concentrate. But there is a lesson in this — there is no separation of mind and body; mind is a function of body. When the body gets sick, the mind gets sick along with it.
  2. I’m thinking about Nietzsche, who spent twenty years being ill; prone to migraines; sensitive to bright light. Nietzsche was — is — the great philosopher of health because he could actually appreciate what good health really meant. It’s almost incomprehensible that…

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