Recently I read in an article
that the value of their [the US Foundations’] increased more than 1,100 %.
Seeing move ‘beyond 100%’ is not unique.
Still I dare to wonder if and to which extent this kind of numerification, the pressure to put everything into banale figures, is reflecting some sort off loss of entirety, wholeness, the holistic nature of things.
On this occasion I remember  para from Goethe’s
Elective Affinities
reading in chapter four
It is a great annoyance,’ cried Eduard, ‘that one can no longer learn anything once and for all. Our ancestors observed their whole life long the instruction they received in their youth; but we have to learn anew every five years if we do not want to fall completely out of fashion.


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