Forum / A parable from Kafka ("Give it Up!") that perfectly encapsulates our current existential condition here on planet Earth.

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    Chris Okum
    Sep 22, 02:13am

    It was very early in the morning, the streets clean and deserted, I was on my way to the station. As I compared the tower clock with my watch I realized that it was much later than I had thought and that I had to hurry; the shock of this discovery made me feel uncertain of the way, I wasn’t very well acquainted with the town yet; fortunately, there was a policeman at hand, I ran to him and breathlessly asked him the way. He smiled and said: “You asking me the way?” “Yes,” I said, “since I can’t find it myself.” “Give it up, give it up!” said he, and turned with a sudden jerk, like someone who wants to be alone with his laughter.

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    Mathew Paust
    Sep 22, 09:50am

    Nonetheless “we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” The best we can hope for is to learn to ourselves.

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    eamon byrne
    Sep 22, 09:02pm

    It was late in the evening when K arrived.

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