Re: work and whatnot (05/06/01 19:46:21)
perhaps you are optimistic? even if you identify a possible solution to the issues as you see them or to the present "crisis" if you can see it - asking people to reflect on themselves - to TAKE THEMSELVES SERIOUSLY (and, yes, this is an important fact) will not mean much if you hope by this that they will make something of themselves in light of the "revelation" you wish to offer. you can count the number of people on your left hand who woudl make something of themselves in light of self-reflection; what you will see more often than not is indignation (a sign, of course, that people cannot believe they are essentially vulgar, or living by the standards of convention). what is possible and for all intensive purposes meaningful is if you actually show in what way people desire more than to live "cosuming" or however you would describe the ugliness of the present day - admiration for heroism (for example), or respect for the mind. confirming this confirms something about men which while not "changing" the times - suggests that the times even though impoverished are not the "be all end all" so to speak. in other words, profit i would think is understanding human nature... clean air - has its place i suppose but perhaps not as serious. (i can hear it now of course CLEAN AIR! WE NEED TO BREATH DON'T WE)... with a bit of imagination i think you can see that there are more profound issues at stake.
of course, anyone can distinguish between a wish and a fact; even a child.
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