We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Archive for October, 2016

Civilized Life And A State Of Illusion

‘Civilized man conceals from himself the extent of his subordination to nature. The grandeur of culture, the consolation of religion absorb his attention and win his faith. But let nature shrug, and all is in ruin. Fire, flood, lightning, tornado, hurricane, volcano, earthquake, anywhere at any time. Disaster falls upon the good and the bad. Civilized life requires a state of illusion.’

Camille Paglia
American academic and social critic
Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1984
Known for her critical views of many aspects of modern cultureĀ 

The Only Way To Deal With An Unfree World

‘The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.’

Albert Camus
French philosopher, author, and journalist
His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism

People Do Not Like To Think

‘People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.’

Helen Keller
American author, political activist, and lecturer and the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree

Human Beings Sentient and Aware?

‘What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.’

Michael Crichton
The Lost Word