“Man likes to create and lay down paths, that is indisputable. But why does he also love destruction…”

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“Man likes to create and lay down paths, that is indisputable. But why does he also love destruction and chaos so passionately? … Might it be that he loves destruction and chaos (indeed it is indisputable that he sometimes loves them very much) because he is instinctively afraid of achieving his goal and completing the structure he is constructing?”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

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