Just as the health of the body is shaped by what is eaten and when, the health of the mind is influenced by the diet of information. If your mind is subject to poison, you need to build a resistance and reduce the intake.
The main reason for staring at my phone is to read. All human knowledge is there and available, now.
If we were to imagine an advanced alien species visiting Earth, and we projected our values on their likely motivations, they wouldn’t colonise us, they would farm and eat us. Our structures would be like termite mounds, our language like grunts and hisses. They would put us in packed filthy cages, experiment on us, steal our skins, slit our throats and bleed us to death as we struggle for life.
I think, therefore I use algorithms. I am, therefore I can think.
Infinite loops: doubt the doubt; hate the hate; love the love.
Mediums of words: lyrics – singing; poetry – speaking; plays – performing; text – reading.
Performative text has dramatic, lyrical and poetic qualities.
“Novlay” – a novel that is mainly dialogue. Noun.
Invest in trends, preferably before they begin.
Art shows nothing and everything.
A usual human failing is to get carried away by hype. There were a certain set of conditions in place that instantiated quality; once personal perceptions change, those conditions change too.
“Politics” and “career” should be incompatible words. In a highly functioning democracy, politicians are representatives of public will; their role is to lay out a vision, for approval by the people, that is enacted by the nation.
Someone started talking to me in French, apparently whilst he was visiting London. I was able to respond in his language, but it turns out he could speak English and didn’t realise he was in fact speaking his native words. My bad accent gave it away.
In the balance between the individual and the whole, both should be honoured.