2014-05-04

Proust On Memes

Reading In A Budding Grove. Proust writes about what strikes me as competing memes:
in the communal life that is led by our ideas in the enclosure of our minds, there is a single one of those that makes us most happy which has not first sought, like a real parasite, and won from an alien but neighbouring idea the greater part of the strength that it originally lacked.

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