The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!« on: May 05, 2016, 07:40:02 pm »
New (used) computer costs same as logic board. Fixing it myself. Mercury in retrograde.
He was a pretty good teacher, but he's also batshit insane and smells like ferret pee.
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And yet that unity remains accommodating enough to include within itself not just futile and false distinctions, but an actual difference that concerns me. There is not unity only in opposition to difference; there is also unity "inside" the difference. My monkey exists as the fictitious interface of that illusory boundary, struggling perpetually for a sign of relief that instead undermines itself.
The exact spot where you end and I begin is like an optical illusion - its not actually there, but context clues make it appear to be. When somebody close to you dies, a part of you died too.
This is what the libertarian ideology misses. It presents the self as a castle surrounded by high walls - not a dynamic, sprawling city. Not a net of jewels that reflect each other.
Could it be possible for a free agent to reason that their capacity to act independently is inextricably interrelated to the free agency of others? Can my rational self-interest be extensive enough to include the effect it has on others?
Yeah, it's simple: don't conflate the self and the ego.
The true self is bigger than that little old thing.
I think the word people are looking for here is "compassion".Compassion is a word we invented to give weak monkeys false hope.
But the scope of that word is too much for some monkeys to bear.