Insights, Snippets, Quotes, Epiphanies & All That Sort of Things

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greg

Quote from: Rosalba on April 30, 2022, 12:46:00 AM
'They' - do you mean family/friends or men, and in what way are the 'they' superior?
Family/friends are the superior ones.
They are superior because f*** society, you are just a cog in the machine to society and they don't know you.
Family/friends actually see you as a real person and can appreciate you as such.
Wagie wagie get back in the cagie

Florestan

Quote from: greg on April 30, 2022, 07:21:50 AM
Family/friends are the superior ones.
They are superior because f*** society, you are just a cog in the machine to society and they don't know you.
Family/friends actually see you as a real person and can appreciate you as such.

You seem to despise marriage, but can you have any sort of family without it?

You seem to despise society, but can you have any sort of family promotion and protection without it?

"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject-matter, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue."  - Henri Matisse

greg

Quote from: Florestan on April 30, 2022, 07:29:23 AM
You seem to despise marriage, but can you have any sort of family without it?

You seem to despise society, but can you have any sort of family promotion and protection without it?
Despise doesn't feel like the correct word.

Being the man in a marriage sometimes means being viewed as a walking ATM, that's what I don't like. Being valued only for what you give is unfortunate, in line with the Chris Rock quote. It's avoidable- either marry someone valuable (someone who doesn't view men as such) or don't marry. Some people are lucky and get into a marriage that is not despise-able at all, it can actually be a great thing.

Society doesn't know you personally, so no need to want to impress them. Not sure what "family promotion" is, but for family protection, that is cops, and how well can they actually protect you? What's more likely to protect you is yourself, rather than cops.
Wagie wagie get back in the cagie

Karl Henning

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Few things in our world better than Dick Van Dyke reading Rod Serling:

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

"To have education without character is like putting on cologne without bathing."
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

An old schoolmate shared this today.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

If a trivial thing brings the friendship to an end, he never was your friend.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Spotted Horses

I saw an article on the CNN web site about how there are some crazy people who still use Apple EarPods and how the reporter tried using EarPods to see just how crazy and unhinged these people really are. Huh? I still use my EarPods most of the time. I don't have to worry if they are charged, and I've learned how to deal with wires.
There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington

LKB

Quote from: Karl Henning on May 02, 2023, 10:32:26 AMIf a trivial thing brings the friendship to an end, he never was your friend.

An extremely valuable truth, and one l was fortunate enough to discover while still fairly young.
Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...

DavidW

I recently read Good Omens and thought I would share an amusing quote about heaven and hell, for context Crowley is a demon and Aziraphale is an angel:

Quote"Listen," said Crowley desperately, "how many musicians do you think your side have got, eh? First grade, I mean." Aziraphale looked taken aback. "Well, I should think—" he began. "Two," said Crowley. "Elgar and Liszt. That's all. We've got the rest. Beethoven, Brahms, all the Bachs, Mozart, the lot. Can you imagine eternity with Elgar?" Aziraphale shut his eyes. "All too easily," he groaned.

;D