Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Why We?

I find reading a great opportunity to take myself out of my comfort zone. "We" is translated from Russian and was first published in 1928, a very different language, culture and time than the one I inhabit.

The commonality between then and now is the loss of freedom, creativity, and individuality both periods experience. "We" is an extreme form of conformity, obedience to authority and the acceptance of a loss of choice and privacy, both of which are vital issues right now.


  1. Check out Notes from the Underground, by Dostoevsky. The anti-conformity statement of purpose.