In 1921, Ludwig Wittgenstein published the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, the only book to be published during his lifetime. The book claims to solve ALL problems in philosophy. Imagine that, two thousand years of discourse, answered in just 75 pages, written like he’s rambling on Twitter.
But weirdly, in a letter to his publisher, Wittgenstein described the Tractatus as follows: “my work consists of two parts, the one presented here, plus all that I have NOT written. And it is precisely this second part that is the important point."
He even went as far as saying his book was nonsense: ".. anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical." Insisting that the reader use the book as a ladder, and throwing it away after the reader has finished reading the book/climbing the ladder.
This t-shirt has the Tractatus 7 main theses on them, and NONSENSE overlayed on top. Because we're shallow like that.