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“Contentment is natural wealth” (Socrates)

July 29, 2009

In Hermann Hesse’s novel, Steppenwolf, the main character, Harry Haller is an intellectual loner who states near the beginning of the book, “I always hated contentment.” The book is a journey through Haller’s inability to truly be content or joyful. Hesse’s conclusion seems to be that we must use humor, drugs, and sex to find […]