Bigsley the Oaf

desperate harmony

Posted in Uncategorized by bigsleytheoaf on February 8, 2010

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We grasp words because they ease our despair.

The power of a word to ease our despair comes from its social acceptance. Each word symbolizes “everything is OK” in some new way.

Society pushes us to construct an “other” in ourselves so that it can give us words – it can tell us that “everything is OK.” Now we no longer need society – we can break off, go our own way. By our self-consolation we can find comfort in the midst of madness.

That’s basically it.

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