Mr Arbuthnot and I have a shared love of interesting words. Today’s word is imperturbable and imperturbability; being incapable of upset or agitation.
I have always been attached to Italy; a country known for the opposite of imperturbability. When I was at school my father was posted there and I spent three very happy years commuting home for the holidays.
“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” (Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spake Zarathustra)
Normally on a Wednesday I speak to the school about whatever random thing happens to be in my head. Oddly, today I have been thinking about the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
In a Sixth Form discussion recently one of the girls worried that feminism was somehow being against the boys. That is a misplaced concern. Being against racism is not to be anti-white, and championing the poor does not mean persecuting the rich. We all share in social justice and everyone of us is diminished if anyone else is denied it.