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kleinbl00  ·  1197 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 14, 2017

    Make enough money to not have to deal with this kind of shit.

The American dream, ladies and gentlemen.

blackbootz  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've thought about this quote like six times since I first read it Wednesday.

Life is short. Spend it involved in the never ending and often thankless toil for improving the lot of fellow humans? Or noping the fuck out and squeezing life's lemons? That's a false dichotomy, but it predicts a lot of human behavior.

kleinbl00  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I read yesterday that Rousseau summed up the world as the conflict between "natural man" and "unnatural man", or primal instinct vs civilization, and that history is nothing more than the gyration of this conflict around its equilibrium.

OftenBen  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude, Beowulf over and over again.

kleinbl00  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

(People think you're smart when you quote Rousseau)

(Either that or breathtakingly pompous)

user-inactivated  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nah, people only think you're pompous if you quote someone hasn't been dead at least 200 years.

kleinbl00  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Shit. I should stop quoting Claire Wolfe.

lil  ·  1194 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Quoting is cool. Period.