from time to time some good looking person (or, occasionally, an ugly) will state or imply, in words or through their behaviour, this sentiment:
beautiful people are attracted to beautiful people. ugly people are attracted to ugly people.
and i die a little inside. i only figured out why today:
cats are attracted to cats. dogs are attracted to dogs.
when people say the ‘beautiful/ugly people attraction thing’, what i hear is:
ugly people … they’re not really human, are they?
get called “sub-human” often enough and you’d be miserable too.
it seems that whenever i read a moderately intellectual-looking book i find one (exactly one) word in it i’ve never seen before. it’s all highly suspicious … almost as if the authors look up one obscure word per book just to sound more clever….
anyway, today’s word is: inchoate.
answers on a postcard or in the comments. googling or equivalent is cheating. 😛
gah – and veridical, antithetical, inimical and kerygmatic. something to do with “verification”, “opposite”, “different” and … i’ve no idea? still, that last one’s a quote.
a) there’s more to life than this – in which case, taking the long view, self-sacrifice costs us nothing and probably gains us everything, or
b) this is all there is – in which case, taking the long view, self-sacrifice costs us nothing and gains us nothing.
there are only two worthwhile things to do with your life:
- find out what it’s all about
- act on what you discover
you don’t have to finish 1 before you start on 2.