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More about getting lost

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In continuing to read A Field Guide to Getting Lost after class, I focused my attention on figuring out what Solnit's argument is about getting lost. I think that when she says that you can't truly live unless you are lost she is assuming that living life without getting lost is impossible because everyone is lost, at least mentally, at one time or another. In fact, I would make the argument that people are born "lost" because a person is lost (how Solnit defines the word) until a person finds his or her place in the world...which can only come with maturity. With this assumption, I think her book is not telling us to necessarily lose ourselves but telling us HOW to be lost, when we inevitably are, and how to grow from it. I also think she might say that a person is never completely "found," anyway..


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