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If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness.

Worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to numb you to your own fear. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart, you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out. But the insidious thing about these forms of worship is not that they’re evil or sinful, it’s that they’re unconscious. They are default settings.

David Foster Wallace
   
   
   
   

theleftist:

.i honestly hope i pass my love of morrissey on to my chilren like my parents did me

   

View Over the Rooftops of Paris:  Vincent van Gogh

   
   
Love with your mouth shut, help without breaking your ass or publicizing it: keep cool, but care.
Thomas Pynchon
   
   
   
   
   
DS