38. A person has no right to lament at the lack of progress in himself or in others. We have been out of the primordial soup only since last Tuesday – before morning tea to be exact – and we are just now beginning to walk.

39. The decline in the art of the aphorism is indicative of our current technological age with all its acceleration and progress. An aphorism is best worded slowly, therefore best type-written on a typewriter, not on a computer. But, when did you last see a typewriter anywhere? There are no more typewriters left to write on.

40. I am in my chair, lost in thought. Thoughts in the head. If I now sit up and scribble down some thoughts, are the thoughts now in the hand holding the pen which writes? My head often does not know what my hand writes.

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