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MotorcycleMaintenance

Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is one of those rare novels that doubles as a philosophy text (or maybe vice versa). The author wrestles with all the great questions ... but the part I remember best, three decades or so after I first read it, is a metaphor he came up about the meaning of life: fixing a motorcycle. And his punch line, "The real cycle you're working on is a cycle called 'yourself'."

(see also WhatIsMyLife (20 Apr 1999), SelfImprovement (29 Jul 2002), ...)


TopicLife - TopicLiterature - Datetag20030606


(correlates: PresentImperative, ReallyImportant, Art of Physics Appreciation, ...)