"You are the result of the love of thousands". Came upon this beautiful section of a passage while studying today #mcat
Disappointment is always at the center. Failure is always at the center.
Where did this romanticism come from? Why begin the romanticism? See I don’t begin the romanticism.
Remember what Beethoven said on his deathbed, ”I’ve learned to look at the world in all of its darkness and evil and still love it.”…
And this is where Chechov begins.
This is where The Blues starts.
It’s where Jazz starts…
So why start with this wholeness obsession when you just end up disappointed and you wanna have a drink and melancholia and blah blah blah…
Part of the problem though is that when you have a romantic project you get so obsessed with time lost. And time being a taker. It should be stressed that time is also a gift! And time also a giver…
Time is real!
A meaningful life?
That’s a very important question in philosophy. Nihilism is a very serious challenge. Meaninglessness is a serious challenge. Making sense of meaninglessness is a serious challenge and a kind of discipline in achievement all on it’s own.
The problem is, of course- you never reach it. It’s not a static, stationary end aim. It’s a process that one never quite reaches. You’re always going uphill searching for grander, more noble meanings, but you can never reach it…
So, in that sense you die without ever getting to have the whole as would be suggested in the language of romantic discourse.”
What does a day in the life of a woman look like? Maybe it’s easier to see if the woman is a man. Oppressed Majority is a French short by Éléonore Pourriat uses role reversals to shine a new light on the micro-aggressions and macro-agressions that are an all-too-common part of the female experience. The result is more thought-provoking than laugh-inducing.
pretty damn accurate