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.