Believing In The Importance Of The Struggle — Robert M. Pirsig, Dead At 88   1 comment

Do you believe it? — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

pirsig-with-chris-1968_custom-1dfd21fa4918cd9508463228a8dd69566ee06eb0-s800-c85Source: William Morrow/HarperCollins

It’s just a little after midnight in Tucson, and I’m having trouble sleeping. It could be that Joy is having surgery later today. It could be that in this age of hand-held technology, it was several hours ago I received a news alert on the passage of Robert M. Pirsig at age 88.

In the 1970’s I was interested in motorcycles — own a couple. It was a time in which I loved reading about technology and philosophy. So, in 1974 when I read a review of a recently published book, “Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values,” I went out and bought a copy.

The inside cover jacket begins with a quote from the book:

“ The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become…

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Posted June 27, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

One response to “Believing In The Importance Of The Struggle — Robert M. Pirsig, Dead At 88

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  1. I have to say I enjoyed reading this reblog as much as I did the first time. … Do I believe what ? Zen and the motor bike, life …I don’t know. 💜

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