and if you think the road ahead is dangerous, of course it is
The internalization and universalization of this renunciation of freedom is what Freud called sublimation. As Norman O. Brown saw it, sublimation “presupposes and perpetuates the loss of life and cannot be the mode in which life itself is lived.” The very progress of civilization requires an even greater measure of renunciation, an even greater setting ourselves apart from our environment. And yet the “oceanic feeling” can still be powerfully felt, recalling that earlier state of being. How much fresher, more vivid and more valued life can feel after a serious illness; this may be the case upon our recovery from the sickness we call civilization.
But here we are now, so very far from any original wholeness or fullness. And “the horror,” in Adorno’s judgment, “is that for the first time we live in a world in which we can no longer imagine a better one.” At present the only happy context is the imagined one, or at least, the happiness achieved in expressing the truth about unhappiness. In Milosz’ heartfelt words: “It would seem that all human beings should fall into each other’s arms, crying out that they cannot live….”
The aim of life is to live it strongly, to be fully awake. This aim collides with a new malaise of civilization, an End Times sense of everything, a “post”-you-name-it cultural landscape. A sense of helplessness promoted in no small part by the postmodern doctrine of ambiguity and ambivalence.”
— John Zerna, “Happiness”
— Jeff Tweedy, of Wilco, explaining that to make a living at music, one must sell said music.
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i dont know why people sell not-cool tshirts to raise money for a cause. people buy shirts all the time and they are mostly causeless. dont put anything about the cause on the shirt. just some confusing + vivid sci-fi shit that benefits current popular aesthetic. make it unisex.
just within the next 4-5 months i’m gonna have chances to go see white denim, ty segall, pixies, neutral milk hotel, tennis, james blake, and dr dog…
Mac Demarco - Let my baby stay (Live)
freezing rain is the saddest shit because everything the snow needs (water and cold) is present but it still doesn’t happen and then everything freezes anyway int he least fluffiest way possible. it’s like reheated pizza or something.
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"and if you think the road ahead is dangerous, of course it is"
don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem, babygirl :*