Crab

«By searching out origins, one becomes a crab. The historian looks backward; eventually he also believes backward. (…) No one is free to be a crab. Nothing avails: one must go forward – step by step further into decadence (that is my definition of modern “progress”). One can check this development and thus dam up degeneration, gather it and make it more vehement and sudden: one can do no more»

– Nietzsche, “Twilight of the Idols”

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