We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

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 culture 

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