Curiosity Over Pride
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Thanks, Thai. LJ Washington's speech is about from minute 4 to minute 5. Jeffrey's (Brad Pitt) rant isn't half bad either.
Yeah, in less fortunate circumstances, I COULD HAVE BEEN Jeffrey.But I was/am lucky...I have friends who were not as lucky as I was/am...Does that make me crazy ?i don't think so.i tend to think that American society (and not French, BUT I'M NOT BEING NATIONALISTIC WHEN I SAY THIS, I'm just offering a point of comparison) is very very preoccupied with the crazy question.I wasted many many years on this fixation.My 50 year old brother is STILL inordinately preoccupied with the crazy question...Where it appears that... this is a societal/cultural phenomenon. That we get sucked into as individuals.
I agree that people in the US are preoccupied with this question. I cannot speak at all to views outside the US. So much of what I see as far as emotional strife is driven by this. I read a wonderful book by one of my favorite contemporary philosophers Elain de Botton calle "Status Anxiety". It is all about this and how we create this crazy world in our own head. I admit I have not lost my love for nice shoes but over the past 5-6 years I have made a very very concerted effort to get off that path so I can be free and change jobs. My life is so much happier. This is a great post Dink and I thank you for bringing it up.
Yes, thanks Dink for bringing this up.It would be nice if people could be a little more forgiving of themselves to let themselves.. be (free) a little more. Everywhere...
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