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  • The Village

    bbc.co.uk When you say fear of the unknown, that is the definition of fear; fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know, and it's genetically within us so that that we feel safe. We feel scared of the woods because we're not familiar with it, and that keeps you safe. Over the course of history, the people who are not scared go into the woods and are mauled by a bear, are not going to survive. It comes from making things familiar to you unfamiliar to you. I like to do very gentle things to make you unfamiliar, rather than blood on the walls, that kind of thing.
  • ‘Squid Game’ Explained

    creepycatalog.com At its most basic level, Squid Game is a take on the “battle royale” genre of films initially popularized on-screen by the Japanese film of the same name, Battle Royale (2000).
  • 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.