Why do you need to know what I do
Because you don’t really mean What Do You Do what you really mean is
How Much Money Do You Make and
Do You Make More Money Than I Do and
Could You Possibly Be Of Use To Me As I Continue On My Path Of Attempting To Make More Money and really the What Do You Do question is just a shortcut to the unspoken ranking system that’s going on in all interpersonal situations at all times […]”
Alan from play This by Melissa James Gibson
borrowing/paraphrasing Thomas King from The Truth About Stories…
Take [this blog], for example. It’s yours. Do with it what you will. Put…it on a T-shirt. Drive it…to and visit… Forget it. But, don’t say in the years to come that you would have lived your life differently if only you had heard this story.
You’ve heard/read it now.
Recent story about a small village in Newfoundland from Bloomberg Why Canadians are being offered cash to abandon their homes…and I thought these things only happen in Japan.
Franz Kafka wrote in 1904, and then continued “If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for ? So that it will make us happy […]? We need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like a suicide. A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.”…
Central bank ‘speak’ at its best (worst?)…from Stephen Poloz (Bank of Canada)
You either have the happy family or total dysfunction, where you watch and say: ‘Oh, they were so fucked up, I was so moved.’ The reality is happiness and dysfunction. But that’s less comfortable to sell.”
from a poster about D. Trump