Of books – if you read, if you like books, if you think of yourself in some way as literary – then you should read this. She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s opinionated, and she loves books. It’s like a little treat – try it, you’ll like it.
Here in a small version is a lot of what Gilbert was talking about. It also neatly encapsulates why thinking about how you came to know something is significant for the thing that you think you know.
Let me frame it this way: this is the most accurate thing I have read about choosing a mate that I have read. Show it to the parents and see if they agree.
You could read this as “See Mr Whiteside, at least I’m not doing drugs”
“I am hooked, and I don’t even know on what – just whatever this device pushes on me.”
It does make me think about Marx’s line: “Religion is the opiate of the masses” and how completely he underestimated technology.
This is for all of you that feel that I give pop culture the shrift. Plus it’s just kind of fun to think about (hint: avoid judgement).
And finally, double-plus, it’s about one of the greatest and most influential bands that has ever played – not to mention one of my personal favorites. Every smart person should spend a little time with the Velvet Underground – it could change your life.
“Look on my works ye Mighty and Despair” Another way of saying that life ends and accomplishments fade. Which is really asking, “So, knowing this, how are you going to live your life?”
Something to ponder on this fine Fri morning.
There is your life … or there is the life you go and create. Whatever else you may think of this, he is experiencing something decidedly different, and maybe that is the question: do you want the life you have or do you want something different?