Sunday, February 1, 2015

Everyone is "weird" in their own way

I just found out that the word "weird" comes from the Old English word wyrd, which is also the origin of the word "worth." The word "weird," therefore, does not literally mean one who is unnecessarily different, or possessed; it really just means one who is in touch with Fate, as opposed to being in touch with the world as it appears to most. In Macbeth, the witches are called the "Weird Sisters," because they understand Macbeth's fate far better than he himself understands it.

For books about moral philosophy for individuals, see 170.92.

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