Simone Weil On Ends And Means

06067-img_4678Simone Weil (February 03, 1909 – August 24, 1943)

Everywhere, without exception, all the things that are generally considered ends are in fact, by nature, by essence, and in a most obvious way, mere means. One could cite countless examples of this from every area of life: money, power, the state, national pride, economic production, universities, etc., etc…. Goodness alone is an end.