This force crushing me
When confronted with daily pressure, some retreat into and gain assurance from the ideological or transcendent, but we must face … More lint
Narcissism, narcotics and numbness
Narcotics and narcissism draw from the same root word referring to numbness.
To retreat from reality is to close yourself … More lint
Art reveals the lie and saves us from the real.
Picasso says, “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth.”
Nietzsche says, “we have art … More lint
nature makes no leaps
Rationality and faith require leaps from facts to belief into truth to justify our version of reality.
Nature (in this … More lint
Delusions are necessary
To see clearly we should look to reality.
Yet the insensate brutality of reality will destroy you.
Maintaining delusions is … More lint
scapegoating requires denying reality
When something doesn’t go right, we find somebody/something to pin it on.
While unfair, condemning an external other provides two … More lint
my principles are not the company’s
We tend to map our reality, values, and principles onto our situations. We project onto others what we wish, which … More lint
the master manipulator archetype
Directors, like Christopher Nolan, use the master manipulator as the protagonist. This "hero" sells illusions within illusions for their own … More lint