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  • every experience they have is pre-determined by a commercial interest

    cairn.info The paradox here, especially when considered within the confines of modern discourse, is that these are people living “real” lives in “real” places fifty weeks out of the year with feelings of loss of self, and find it during the two weeks where almost every experience they have is pre-determined by a commercial interest.
  • in one case there is greater control of a singular organizational authority

    cairn.info It is interesting, for example, that in modernist discourse—within the social science disciplines as well as in popular culture—our urban areas, such as New York and Los Angeles, are considered as part of human reality, when Disneyland or Universal Studios grounds are considered as “fantasy” lands. A closer look at the construction of these two types of spaces, however, simply discloses that, in fact, both are humanly constructed, despite the fact that in one case there is greater control of a singular organizational authority (e.g., Disney), and in the other the authority is somewhat more diffuse, having to legitimize itself through dominant political processes (e.g., Los Angeles).
  • I learned that this…

    biblehub.com Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.
  • LANY

    pitchfork.com LANY is less of a band, more of a Shutterstock image of what a band nowadays might be.
  • Leave Society

    amazon.com Li disliked trying to change others. Since college, he’d derived inspiration from a passage in The Book of Disquiet on how people who are concerned about evil and injustice in the world should begin the campaign against those things at their nearest source—themselves—in a task that would take a lifetime.