Sociologist from Malta

Monday, July 06, 2015

Varoufakis' freedom

Yanis Varoufakis, the charismatic brash intellectual who was Greek Finance Minister until this morning, resigned from power. This is something many need to learn: Freedom in a liquid world.

His style may have hindered Greek negotiations, yet he was free enough to take a decision after an impressive referendum celebration.

The Greek people have clearly spoken. I hope this leads to less austere terms, and not to unintended consequences of worse economic options.

As existential philosophy puts it, freedom gives hope though paradoxically being a leap in the dark. I hope that compromise and light emerge.

"The struggle towards the heights is enough to fills a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy" (Albert Camus)

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