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All too Human


discoveries. in front of one's death everything is vain. in front of a loved one's death everything is lost. everything is absolutely like love. no one really cares but you should. you teach to teach yourself and just hope someone learns from it, too; but if you don't, chances are no one will. body rules. hate keeps the blood flowing. faith must remain absurd otherwise it's no longer faith. truth only matters if it is your own. the goal of thinking is to make things impossible. the only independence worth its name is of thought. thinking cannot be taught but it can be shown. a thought spoken or written is reduced--or made awfully simple. give away all that you have, then take everything you can. death, like love, is the great individualizer. let no praise take the place of self-criticism. you are only as good as your last good work--and as bad as the last ugly one. love is impossible: but that's the beauty in it. work, the answer to boredom. simple joys remind us of our stupidity. apologies never work: both for the one who apologized who is just being polite and the one apologized to who will never believe you again. hope is for the weak: may we never once again need to hope. reason and faith: so what's the problem? nobody died for the ontological argument. everybody lives on one lie or another. our greatest lies are our highest hopes.




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