"OK, so at what point is Wilson kidding and at what point is he serious?
'The older I get, the less seriously I take anything,' says Wilson. 'The Chinese say the wise become Confucian in good times, Buddhist in bad times and Taoist in old age. I'm old enough to be a Taoist. I don't see anything very seriously.' Not even, as it turns out, mortality.
'I know I'm going to die sometime soon: five weeks, five months, five years,' says Wilson. 'I don't know, maybe 50 years if stem cell research moves along. But I don't know and I don't care. And I can't take it seriously anymore. If George Bush is president of the free world, who can take anything seriously?' "
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Taoist in old age
Robert Anton Wilson | Santa Cruz Metro Article: