Kierkegaard burns The Holstee Manifesto

I have an issue with the Holstee Manifesto

I fell in love with it a while ago because it rings true. It's optimistic and hopeful. But looking back at it, it does more harm than good. Let Kierkegaard spot a light here :)

"On paper at least, everyone today is such an absolutely tremendous chap that one sometimes finds oneself plagued by worries that are actually quite groundless. An example of this is the risk people run in our time of finding themselves so quickly done with everything that the question of how to fill the remaining time becomes a real problem. One writes on a piece of paper: doubt everything - and with that one has doubted everything. And if one is not even thirty years old then it can become very difficult to fill up the rest of the time - especially for those who have failed to insure against the coming of old age by learning how to play cards" - Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical crumbs, 1846

Having hung the Holstee Manifesto on a wall, one might think "the answer's here, in case I forget". It isn't. If your answer's sitting on a piece of paper or a post-it note, you haven't found your answer. At the very least, you need to be your answer. Your very body and mind should become the Holstee Manifesto. Knowledge is experiential, or isn't. The Holstee Manifesto in paper format is still useful however: The best thing to do is to buy it and burn it as a reminder that life's meaning is not still. Good morning fellow Kierkegaard-ians :)