Tuesday, August 22, 2023



I am reading a book about the history of debt. It's pretty rich. So far it is about debt, the history of money, and, ultimately, about being human and what that even means, but it's barely getting started. In this early part of the book, there has been a lot of cultural and religious ideas concerning the idea of being born with a debt; to the gods, to parents, to society, and so on, and what that framing means, and how those debts are discharged. 

It is interesting!

But I'll admit I am still waiting and hoping that my perspective will show up, maybe even that the author of the book will, in some sense share my perspective on this:

When each of us has gone through the unasked for trouble of being born, for every last creature, a debt of the Universe is owed to us.

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