My favorite thing to do EVER
c4combrero: I miss this so much cant wait till camping in a few weeks and the team next semester I need to get back out on that water. Jealous that c4combrero is on a team…
silentapostacy: “Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.” — Haruki Murakami
I doubt anyone will really read this or respond, but am interested to see what other people think of this idea I have been toying with.
I know Hegel advanced the original theory of an “end” to history, or the idea that all human civilization is moving toward a final “post-historic” state (this idea was later co-opted into Marx’s Dialectic Materialism sans the romantic idealism of Hegel’s concept.)
I have an instinctual abhorrence to the entire idea of “post history” (such as Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History” another discussion for another time) but can’t help but think that, as a whole, the developed world through consumerism, moral liberalism, and technological advancements are experiencing a collective “cultural revolution” (to use the tired Maoist phrase) of sorts.
One of the chief goals of the widely accepted enlightenment concepts of liberalism is freedom. This freedom means the lifting of cultural restrictions, the stripping away of traditional taboos. These taboos, supported by primal superstition fed spiritualism, sought to restrict certain expressions and acts of satisfaction and expression. In essence, freedom becomes the destruction of obstacles that bar man from physical gratification.
If modern history, in a social context, thus can be seen as a form of devolution. Science, skepticism and relativism strip away the foundations of traditional morality. Advanced technology allow us to experience physical gratification in it’s purest and most primal form. Using this very website, we can mimic catharsis and self realization on a near daily basis. Will this be enough for human society? Will we experience a form of collective existential crisis? Does instant pleasure and anesthetized pain, constitute lasting happiness?
I personally think that this form of physical “happiness” will not be enough. I think personal expression and honesty will prove anemic and limited. We will, if we are not already doing so, need to construct a new morality or hierarchy to fill the postmodern void. The Qing Dynasty has fallen, and we are all villagers looking toward Beijing.
Feeling low. Drowning my sorrows in internet and music…
if you ALWAYS follow back, reblog this.
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a-not-so-simple-love: Follow back randoms that reblog this. !
Put it back, put it back!
Seriously WTF? I can’t find anything. And how am I supposed to know who’s following me now? I demand answers. Obligatory question mark?
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justenjoy-yourlife: Seriously, I don’t bite. Hard. Unless your into that.
How to Train Your Dragon
I loved it. Had to refrain from crying at the end because my friends would have bitched me out.
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