Quote of the Day: Alone Together, Naturally.

“We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude.”
- Aldous Huxley,The Doors of Perception“, 2009, HarperCollins Publishers, ISBN-13: 9780061729072

What prompted me to write this quote? Not just that I believe it’s true – that despite how keen our senses, the level of our intelligence, our persistence of memory, the generosity of our emotions, and the depth of our understanding, each of us is ultimately alone – but that the CEO and co-founder of a 57-person software company reminded his employees of Huxley’s harsh but true observation.

Read the CEO’s entire statement to his employees…and then, read how his employees responded.

Full disclosure: To my knowledge I am not connected in any direct way to the CEO, the company, or to any current or former employee of the company…or, to Aldous Huxley.

Thanks for Reading!

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