dissabte, de setembre 07, 2019

diumenge, de setembre 01, 2019

stardate: educated


I had been educated in the rhythms of the mountain, rhythms in which change is  was never fundamental, only cyclical.

To admit uncertainty is to admit to weakness, powerlessness, and to believe in yourself despite both. It is a frailty, but in this frailty there is a strength: the conviction to live in your own mind, and not in someone else's.

"It is a subject on which nothing final can be known." The subject Mill had in mind was the nature of women. Mill claimed that women have been coaxed, cajoled, shoved and squashed into a series of feminine contortions for so many centuries, that it is now quite impossible to define their natural abilities or aspirations.

When life itself seem lunatic, who knows where madness lies?

The thing about having a mental breakdown is that no matter how obvious it is that you are having one, it is somehow not obvious to you. I'm fine, you think. So what if I watched TV for twenty-four straight hours yesterday. I'm not falling apart. I'm just lazy. Why it's better to think yourself lazy than think yourself in distress, I'm not sure. But it was better. More than better: it was vital.

Guilt is the fear of one's own wretchedness. It has nothing to do with other people.

I am not the child my father raised, but he is the father who raised me.

We are all of us more complicated than the roles we are assigned in the stories other people tell. This is specially true in families.

dilluns, de juliol 29, 2019

stardate: primers llibres de l'estiu

Evidentemente todo se reduce a una cuestión de poder, convino Bobbi. Pero es más difícil determinar quién tiene el poder, así que preferimos optar por la 'simpatía' como sustituto. Es una cuestión que afecta incluso al discurso público. Acabamos preguntándonos qué país es más 'simpático,' Israel o Palestina.

... Erika seguia pensando que el matrimonio era una forma de esclavitud, ...

dijous, de juliol 11, 2019

stardate: ho tornarem a fer

no podem renunciar a la nostra voluntat i confiar que els nostres líders ens proporcionaran les societats que volem.

En ple segle XXI, lluitar per la llibertat podria semblar un anacronisme, tot i que en el fons és un privilegi.

"No som aquí per a trencar la llei, sinó per fer-la" deia el 1908 la sufragista Emmeline Pankhurst