If you have a dog, and you’re a person whose moods are constantly changing, there’s a moment when you look at the dog, and you feel bad for them because they’re attached to you, and so it’s funny for the dog to vocalize those things in some ways.
There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.
The speculative part of my work is that these particular cognitive tasks – ways of thinking analytically – are tied to nature’s laws.
Life hands us a lot of hard choices, and other people can help us more than we might realize. We often think we should make important decisions using just our own internal resources. What are the pros and cons? What does my gut tell me? But often we have friends and family who know us in ways we don’t know ourselves.
As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.
I gravitated to economics because I’m interested in how people coordinate and collaborate with each other. Economics studies all the ways people get along with each other.
We fitted, amusingly enough, into none of the form categories of ‘The Young American Couple’… security to us is in ourselves, and no job, not even money, can give us what we have to develop: faith in our work and hard, hard work, which is Spartan in many ways.
Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.
Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years – because we were having such a good time.
In so many ways, segregation shaped me, and education liberated me.