On the Dullness of the World
The world, of course, is not dull. What makes the world seem dull is our philosophy, not the world itself. We see the world as a function of what we think it is in the light of what we think we are.
Among the duller philosophies is the one that tells us that nothing we do, good or bad, makes any ultimate difference to ourselves, to the world, or to any supposed transcendent deity. Freedom is not presented to us under the guise of the man who is so free that he can obey the commandments. Rather, the defiant man is