Insomnia is one of those strange things about the human body, where you feel physically tired and mentally drained, but for some reason cannot find the means by which to drift off to sleep. My past bouts with insomnia have always followed the same basic trend: months (even years) will go by with completely regular sleeping patterns, then, suddenly, I’ll find myself spending most of the night staring up at my bedroom ceiling–wide awake, despite being tired as hell.
If my prior experiences with insomnia are anything to go by, these sleepless nights will cease in the next few days/weeks. Nonetheless, I just want it on record that when it comes to whichever part of my brain is responsible for causing my insomnia, if in the coming decades dementia overtakes me, I hope it affects you first; so I can at least be restfully senile.
Okay, now that I’ve had my say, I’m off to watch old episodes of Futurama.
“I want you to be charitable enough to look past all of my faults, while I get to keep scrutinizing all of yours.” The mutual plateau which all loving human relationships eventually reach. Because, try as you might, it would be of the utmost betrayal to your senses to ever accept the fact that your shit smells as bad as everybody else’s.
Occam’s Razor of human morality: “People should take care of each other, because all we have is each other.”
Achilles’ Heel of human morality: “People will fail to take care of each other, because all we have is each other.”
Every original idea starts out as a subtle plagiarism.
The unavoidable inequity that comes with power is one of the few societal norms more readily accepted when left unspoken rather than explained. As John Milton shows, any attempt to explain and justify a disproportionate possession of power will by necessity render an all-powerful God a tyrant, and its rebellion Devil a tragic hero.
The harshest truth to accept with age: In order for society to progress forward, the same traditions that define our lives today, our children will have to let die tomorrow.
Corruption is one of the few unforgivable social sins in the eyes of public opinion. This, despite the fact that few of these same social moralists would ever be willing to call their own daily, small-scale, ethical compromises a corruption of some greater principles. Conveniently forgetting that corruptions are essentially little else but a macro-view of micro-compromises.