Particular and General

According to Francis Bacon, human beings delight more in “the spacious liberty of generalities” than in the “inclosures of particularity.” Generalities are crucially important, but it is sad that we have devalued particularity. For our lives are composites of particular people, moments, experiences, places, words and actions, which deserve to be embraced with as much as passion as generalities.

September 17, 2009

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