Franny and Zooey

I’ve just started reading this book by JD Salinger and I am really enjoying it so far. There is this one rant early on by Franny which reflects how I feel some of the time and I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy and please no spoilers if you comment as I am not done yet! 🙂

“I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It’s disgusting.”

“It’s everybody, I mean. Everything everybody does is so — I don’t know — not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless and — sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you’re conforming just as much only in a different way.”

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2 thoughts on “Franny and Zooey”

  1. if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you’re conforming just as much only in a different way.” — the first thing that came to mind is something I’ve figured out that’s given me freedom — no labels. As soon as we choose a label – religion, lifestyle, political party etc., we immediately separate ourselves from others and put power into division of self and others.

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