Democracy recognized the truth of the individual. But the individual it recognized and sanctified was the competitive individual – but the universal in the individual as a part of its individuality it failed to see. Socialism recognized the universal in the individual but made it the whole stuff even of the individuality – the transcendent was not recognized by either. And without it freedom loses its reference to the reality of the evolutionary process and its dynamic goals of the future.
I had a good weekend. Played tennis after 2 years, kept to my morning walk/jogging routine – that’s two weeks now, which is about as long as I have managed to keep at anything anytime, saw Finding Neverland at PVR and that was a lovely, lovely movie, survived the carpenters who continue making a noisy mess at home, went out for dinner twice in the last 3 days with appa & amma, discovered AK Ramanjuam’s poetry at Landmark where I was killing time before the movie, laughed my way through the second DVD of the Mind Your Language series, and took much pleasure in reading the first couple of chapters from Thoreau’s Walden. That I had to settle for watching the match on the tele was the only disappointment, but that’s alright.