d. And one cannot decide which is more marginal without examining both sides of the issue, as everything is relative, and thus based on perspective. e. X argues that we must maintain our access to various possibilities in life through openness to alternate perspective.
f. Whether or not to deem an alternate perspective relevant, we can’t decide before we at least recognize the possibilities of the new perspective. 3) a. X furthers this analysis the relativity that defines “less purposeful” activities in his discussion of margin. b. X writes that marginal activities are inseparable from non-marginal activities. c. He explains, “ and if the modern version of the margin is somewhere in western Nebraska, and the un-margin , the coveted red-hot center, is a site like Rodeo drive, I
wouldn’t know which to choose. We need both .” d. The margin and the un-margin are mutually inclusive, although the margin is, in most opinions, higher esteemed. e. He goes on to say that, “ A book without margin is impossible to read .” f. X is implying that one cannot have text, which is thought to make up a book, unless one has margins, which make up the less-celebrated, but undeniable, remaining parts of a book. To have the wanted in our lives, we need the unwanted. 4)
a. X parallels this exact philosophy in the construction of “A Lovely sort of Purpose”. He establish that, to have the abstract, we need the simple.
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