Once again Jean Lee (https://jeanleesworld.com/) digs up an old post of mine that was useful for me to revisit… Thanks!
Part the Ninth: At the Thresholds: Afraid
“the torture of meaning is the vain and interminable agreement between what there is, on the one hand,
and ordinary language, on the other”
“Fear is the original and basic feeling of man; from fear everything is explicable”
“Fear is the basic condition, and there are all kinds of reasons why we’re so afraid.
But the fact of the matter is, is that, is that the job we’re here to do is to learn how to live in a way that we’re not terrified all the time”
-David Foster Wallace-
“Only reality has frightening us as its goal”
“We produce imaginary causes because an explanation of a thing helps to alleviate the fear of it”
“Our culture likes to think of everything as true or false – this is…
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