It seems impossible, but we’ve been simultaneously convinced that we are rats in a corner, fighting for our lives, and lions who need to remind all else that we rule this reality. Our acts reflect that we believe both of these fallacies at the same time. We are no such things. We are deeply troubled [...]
It is our nature, our instinctual response to avoid the difficulty of confrontation. Some ignore this internal pull-back, this filter between our psyche and reality, and they may be considered, at the best, brave or, at the worst, insane. But the hesitation exists in all. Most of us will go to such great lengths to avoid the [...]
The joke, as you now see or never will, is on us. Once it is there, the rest of your time will be filtered through the lens of that knowledge. The greatest art teaches you this while showing you how to laugh, whole-heartedly, the desperate laughs of insight and understanding for things that cannot change, [...]
Man created money, government, and religion. These come from our minds, our imaginations inspired by what may or may not be divine influence and our self-decided needs. They were meant to invoke and satisfy our desire and need for fairness, kindness, and motivation, to prevent the overwhelming sadness that the knowledge of the brevity and [...]
Concerning the entirety of human existence, unified ignorance has a distinct advantage of strength over independent free thought. Philosophy, enlightenment, and reason will enjoy a minor renaissance every now and then, but indomitable mass stupidity will always prevail. This is what we are.