Thursday, 9 October 2014

from MISSING OUT by Adam Phillips

"Sometimes, perhaps more often than we realise, we live as if we know more about the experiences we don't have than about the experiences we do have."

This is a "supposition" (Phillips' s word) that he repeats and clarifies (or, at any rate, expands upon) in the chapter 'On Getting Out of It' (which is not about smoking too much pot).  Said chapter contains an interesting reading of Larkin's 'This Be the Verse'.

Missing Out by Adam Phillips


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