Learning stuff was less important than learning about oneself. Exploration is not just a whimsical luxury of education; it is a central benefit.*
Free and alone in the city, the flâneur craves a revelation that might change his life and destiny.**
There are moments in our lives when we sense a desire to be more awake, more alive.
This can be quickly followed by the pull of the necessary and the urgent into a forgetfulness.
When those moments appear, it’s best to throw ourselves into discovering the sound of our exploration.
*From David Epstein’s Range;
**From Federico Castigliano’s Flâneur.