Commonplace 2

“Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough”, were Karl Marx’s last words. Ironic isn’t it? Karl Marx, known for being a renowned 19th century philosopher, left the world with an interesting statement. As a philosopher, you would think Marx would leave the world with an uplifting or deep last thought. Well, Marx did in an uncanny way. I interpreted this statement as Marx leaving the world a reminder, that we shouldn’t wait until our end to express ourselves. Why wait until the final minute to do or say something extraordinary? I wonder why were Karl Marx’s infamous last words “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough”. Is he calling the quiet ones foolish according to Marx? I have so many questions and I am very curious to explore possible theories or interpretations for why Marx left the world with this last statement. I feel like Marx could also be reminding society to leave your “mark” before time ends. Is it more memorable during life or leading up to death?

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