Questions tagged [missing-out-in-praise-unlived-life]

Questions about the work 'Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life' by Adam Phillips. Should be tagged with [adam-phillips].

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What does "in flight from it" mean in the below text?

This is a passage in a book called Missing Out by Adam Phillips: But the outrageous, pragmatic strong reader in this account reads as if he knows what he wants, and not as though he is conflicted ...
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"promising with" meaning

I am translating the book Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life by Adam Phillips. It has this passage: But what might we find ourselves doing if not getting it was the project, not the problem? ...