performance art pieces that involve the artist getting hurt and traumatized on purpose are good because this way nerds are punishing themselves
why in horror films when they show kids drawings they all have smiley faces and slightly human proportions when actual kids drawings are really bleak and surreal and unsettling like this
As we endeavor to restore values, we need earnestly to point out that there is no correlation between the degree of comfort enjoyed and the achievement of a civilization. On the contrary, absorption in ease is one of the most reliable signs of present or impending decay. Greek civilization, to take an outstanding example, was notably deficient in creature comforts. The Athenians sat outdoors on stone to behold their tragedies; the modern New Yorker sits in an inclined plush armchair to witness some play properly classified as amusement. When the Greek retired for the night, it was not to a beautyrest mattress; he wrapped himself up in his cloak and lay down on a bench like a third-class railway passenger, as Clive Bell has remarked. Nor had he learned to pity himself for a spare diet. Privations of the flesh were no obstacle to his marvelous world of imagination…
Culture consists, in truth, of many little things; but they are not armrests and soft beds and extravagant bathing facilities. These, after all, cater to sensation, and, because culture is of the imagination, the man of culture is to a degree out of this world.
The worship of comfort, then, is only another aspect of our decision to live wholly in this world. Yet here man encounters an anomaly: the very policy of living wholly in this world, of having no traffic with that other world which cannot be ‘proved’, turns one’s attention wholly to the temporary and so actually impairs his effectiveness. We may feel satisfied to be damned for not producing great art or for not observing ceremony, but what if it is shown that addiction to comfort unfits us for survival? This is not a new story; the fate of the fat and flabby animal overtaken by the lean and hungry presents an allegory of familiar experience. Nor is it necessary to review the days of Roman degeneracy, through the case would be apposite; let us rather see the problem in its essence and ask whether the worship of comfort does not follow necessarily from loss of belief in ideas and thereby induce social demoralization.
chucrutypilsen asked: Are you a Nordicist?. What's your opinion about Nordic culture/Race v/s other European or White ethnicities/cultures/identities?
hmmm i don’t have a satisfying answer to these questions.
people who exercise in order to get rid of period cramps are the ones surviving the apocalypse.