How to Develop a Classical Hexis.

Le Temps Revient

The past is mysterious to us. We are cut off from it without any direct access. We can investigate it by different means, yet any exact experience of it remains beyond us. It is therefore easy to glorify, with the common notions that things were better in the past or at least simpler. This misses the point that anybody living in our past would still have experienced it as their own present and as such it would still have seemed the most complicated times known up until then. Hindsight also gives us a clarity that nobody actually living in any other period would have had, just as we also lack it for our own times. They would have experienced their times as seeming just as chaotic and confused as many find today to be. There is a tendency which some have of idealising the past, and the fact that more…

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