I would like to establish a strange cult, whose members are not only forbidden to communicate but even to know each other — The Secret Friends of Tuesday. The path of freedom leads to the prison of dread. In a lifetime of employment I have never heard a colleague value autonomy, either as a key feature of a current post or a desirable feature of a new position - and often moving up the ladder involves a loss of autonomy. The most obvious consequence of habit is a diminishment of attention and a dulling of perception. Everything is richer, stranger and more interesting.
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As process philosophy helps to dispel the sense of sameness through time, so the arts help to dispel the sense of sameness through type. Yet this concept is now being steadily undermined, from both above and below, from both high and low culture - from scientists, philosophers and writers denying agency and from the age of entitlement denying obligation. Since male gorillas have harems which they need to protect they have developed impressive size and fearsome appearance - but they do not need prodigious equipment to fertilize since they have no competition. This is wrong and very sad. We just get so terribly used to being around. Then it is possible to hear a murmur counselling reversal of that famous rage of Dylan Thomas — no, no, do not rage … and yes, yes … do go gentle into that good night.
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Oh yes, now and then one of those singers moaning about love. Ail three of these binaries figure longstanding tropes of gay and anti-homosexual fictions. Temperament is a given — but character may be forged. We once were and we must again become noble equals. Dendrophilia is an abnormal attraction to trees that goes beyond botany. Play is irrational, superfluous, disinterested, wanton, a temporary escape from the instrumentalism insisting that all activity serve a purpose. Whatever is actually happening today is already so yesterday and the only true excitement is the Next Big Thing — the next lover, job, project, holiday, destination or meal.
Andy Medhursh, and Sally R. Self-respect, which is subtly though crucially different, implies achievement worthy of respect but self-esteem, in its contemporary usage, makes no demands on the self — only on others. Tom marked it as to-read Aug 19, I would want her to be as excited if not more. The great achievement of the age of absurdity has been to make fulfilment seem never easier while actually making it never more difficult. Not really into overt infantilism. Beaut is characterizes as a passive thing to be viewed as a beautiful object, and as a superficial object of the lust of others.