Let the world wag

Let it wag, let it slide, let it go, let it slip, let it sink, let it pass. The last word varies, but the meaning is always the same : ‘Let the world do what it likes. I regard the course of events with complete unconcern. It matters nothing to me what it does as long as it leaves me alone.’ A sixteenth-century philosopher decided to ‘let the world wag and take mine ease in mine inn’.

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