“Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn’t see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or a goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love. Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy, but they call this free will. At least the ancient Greeks were being honest.”—
Excerpt from Lullaby (a book by Chuck Palahniuk)
I started reading this book earlier today and cannot put it down! About halfway through and I had to share this incredible excerpt. My mind is getting some incredible exercise from this novel. Okay… back to my book.