We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... lets see what is on the mind of the Samizdata people.

Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]

Samizdata quote of the day

“It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.”

–Sir Peter Ustinov, who died on Sunday.

3 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Frank P

    He also said, “It is our duty to be optimistic.”


  • toolkien

    Responsibilities to who or what? If it is to anything other than ourselves, or the contracts we make, then I disagree with his statement.

    We should take ourselves most seriously above all else. Every action we do not take in furthering our own life should be soundly thought out. That pretty much occupies my day.

  • In so far as our responsibility is to act as a moral free agent, yes, I would agree, for to act morally is the responsibility that comes with being a free agent.