Kort passage om livets mening
by Isak Gerson
In fact, whenever I discuss philosophy or listen to others doing so, I enjoy it enormously, quite apart from thinking it’s doing me good. But when I hear other kinds of discussion, especially the talk of rich businessmen like you, I get bored and feel sorry for you and your friends, because you think you’re doing something important, when you’re not. Perhaps you regard me as a failure, and I think you’re right. But I don’t think you’re a failure, I know you are.
En kort passage av Apollodorus i Platons dialog Symposion. En klen tröst – men likväl en tröst – i en värld där filosofer inte uppskattas på en hård marknad.