Aristotle’s Question

Image - tattoo "Pura Vida"

¿ Que es?

The Big Question of the Humanities is “what is the good life?” I used to think it was primarily an academic question, but I’m old now, and I am learning from experience that it can take the form of an existential question: “Have I lived a good life?” “Have I been living a good life?” “Should I have done something different?” Would a different life have been a better one? “Should I be doing something different now?” In the time that remains. It doesn’t keep me from doing the laundry, but it’s always there these days, running in the background. I used to think I’d answered it, at least for myself. Now, I’m not so sure.


About HAT

Heather Thiessen (HAT) is a happily married 60-ish, Bible-reading, Presbyterian Church Sunday School teaching and choir singing, small fuel efficient car driving, still pretty much 2nd wave feminist and generally out lesbian Hoosier mom. (There are no monochrome states.) From time to time she teaches religious studies to students at a small liberal arts college in Louisville, Kentucky.
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