Introvert update: going places alone allows me to meditate on the environment and how to interact with it, but without the extra complexity of my internal circle meshing with that space in impossibly complex ways. Good for introverts – can get acclimated. Maybe being out in the world alone is how to become a leader. Get good at life by engaging with the world head on and alone.
My artistic expression is the output of the battle between my need for connection and my inability to communicate
In absolute darkness we are blind. In absolute light we are also blind. All beauty and understanding happens in the interplay between light and dark.
If it is not tempered by compassion and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void.
Gotta feel the pain to heal the pain
If knowledge is power, and power corrupts, then absolute knowledge corrupts absolutely.
The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things.
E-Prime (short for English-Prime) … is a version of the English language that excludes all forms of the verb to be, including all conjugations, contractions and archaic forms. Some scholars advocate using E-Prime as a device to clarify thinking and strengthen writing. For example, the sentence ‘the film was good’ could not be expressed under the rules of E-Prime, and the speaker might instead say ‘I liked the film’, ‘the film made me laugh’, or ‘the film has value’. The E-Prime versions communicate the writer’s experience rather than judgment, making it harder for the writer or reader to confuse opinion with fact. Kellogg and Bourland describe misuse of the verb to be as creating a ‘deity mode of speech’, allowing ‘even the most ignorant to transform their opinions magically into god-like pronouncements on the nature of things’
The weight of expectation imposed by the birthday song is crushing.