The Paris Café
“Imagine you are sitting at a street cafe in Paris. You
have a copy of Sartre's Being and Nothingness, a copy
of Le Monde, the newspaper, and next to you, as is often
the case in Paris, is a cute dog.
You read philosophy, you read the news, you pet the dog.
You don't become stupid when you are petting the dog,
you are just being human!
And when you read the philosophy you are still worldly.
And when you read the paper you are still intellectual.
You talk to your friends at the cafe: sometimes about
the dog, sometimes about philosophy, sometimes about
the news, and, yes, sometimes about what you are
eating for breakfast.
Humans are complex and have emotional needs,
intellectual needs, social needs...”
–Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed
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