Sometimes If I really get into an idea
manifesto , philosophy or doctrine I'll really study up on it and analyze it. It's the DOC in me .. When my insomnia is bad I read medical books.
But sometimes Sartre can seem so damn depressing It's hard to really stay with the man. But Ive always loved this ideaology , more so than Nausea and being and non being .
I wonder at the coward and the hero , It's Sartre's polemic same as Nietzsche's Apollo and Dionysus.
I dont know if that thinking is correct or not but i guess it doesn't have to be.
I wrote something on this doctrine but used the dog and said " A dog given teeth will bite , "
I dont know what I was trying to interpret but I guess I was saying that a cowardice dog is still cowardice even with the ability to cause harm. The hero sees rare and too foreign to everyday life that heroes are limited in their pursuits. The coward acknowledges that he is a coward total involvement is easy but for a hero the shift may be too painful too strange.
I'm thinking about this all the time now ..
I remember when I was a small kid there was a mole in the yard and I pointed it out to my father . My father went up to it and kicked it and it flew 10 feet hit the ground jumped up and screamed. Then he kicked it again and it died. Afterwards he asked me if I thought It was wrong of him to kill the mole ..
The kill the lawn.
But I thought could I do the same thing , is my nature the same as my fathers .. maybe not ... maybe i would throw the mole and not kill it .. i just dont know.
Did Sartre have a clear definition for a coward and hero ?