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Friday July 31, 2015
We wrap up another fun Quote/Picture/Video week with a look into paradise.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
If you have a choice between paradise and hell, always choose paradise. It's never stupid to choose paradise. If a “stupid paradise” exists it is a mirage, as any true paradise would not be stupid. I get Hugo's point, though: it's better to be smart and deal with the consequences than have your head in the clouds and think it's paradise.
Which is related to another quote I considered for this from Henry David Thoreau: “It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.” I'd say it's best to know where you are in a concrete way, but I never stayed in a cabin in the woods within walking distance of my parents place so I could raid their pantry at will. So what do I know.
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He was also Lead Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.