6th separation meditation
it appears whole it has been thought of as good not reasoned out he uses he is bound to a state he has recognized even if the description is a delusion it is worth while to speak of logic frequently it depends on knowledge to translate it suggests conflict which is implied in the word demonstration it would seem the more formal the meaning seems to be the more from the center of your being that feeling that nothing either for me or my friend the conjecture this meaning or material is applied at the end as the element of commanding value in contrast with joy which is not of its essence it is sometimes supreme something specially concerned in conduct interest the true interest the interest of true self is mad in this state he is confronted by the rich if you take a low view of politics you will degrade yourself see how things are going in the capital! the senator discovers the soul's moral equipment is imperfect the point seems to be this indignity the educated man is untrained to complete the sense protest the managers the schools taking cognizance of things see the community its limitations its hard circumstances the insolence of the rich all acts are appropriate to the circumstances
From Meditations. Copyright © 1971 by David Antin. Reprinted with permission of Black Sparrow Press.