Feb 7, 2014

Perhaps the panic starts at the very point you take the numerical route to self-knowledge. Perhaps it registers a doubt that your interior life can be reduced to an unending stream of snapshots and metrics, and an intuition that there is, and must always be, something irremediably lacking in your knowledge of yourself. Perhaps the self you really want to know, and that always eludes you, is the one that can't be quantified.