Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Marx is thorough

It has been sitting on my bookshelf for 30+ years. Because of the economic crisis (not yet over), I finally got around to reading Part One of Capital by Karl Marx. It took me many hours. It demands the slow, deep thinking mode.

The thoroughness of Marx is very impressive. I think I now understand what an everyday commonplace commodity is and so I see the world in a different way. That's one thing that good thinkers do; they make you see the commonplace in a completely different way.

I hope it doesn't take others 30+ years to get around to it.

1 comment:

plakboek said...

It was a maths lecturer at Uni who once suggested to my friends and I that we should go and do something on the edge, stand back and look where are standing. He later clarified this as exploring 'deep thinking literature' such as this. I made a short list although never got around to reading Marx. Must make the time one day. Good luck with the break from school Bill. With less distractions you will probably have more time to think and write. :-)