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Daily musings #573 - Wednesday, 17 August 2022
"The ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something that we make, and could just as easily make differently."
- David Graeber
The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
I am a fan of David Graeber’s extensive work as a cultural and social anthropologist. I read his excellent book “Debt - The First 5,000 years” and the rest of his work are in my “to read” pipeline, having already bought a couple of them already.
Strangely in one of my meetups’ that I frequently participate, the quote above came up in a conversation about “truth”. One thing led to another while I was looking some details up and I shockingly found that David Graeber had died at an untimely age of 59, seemingly a victim of the pandemic (cause of death: necrotic pancreatitis) from his wife’s Patreon page.
A sad end to someone with such good potential. And as a homage, the best I plan to do is to digest all of his works, five so far and one yet to be released. Got to figure out what he got to say in his short time on Earth. Especially now that his words are frozen in time.