the-shallow-philosopher said: 2, 15, 32, 44
2 - That the unborn could have the power to see into our world, and a choice to opt out of the whole thing. It was really weird answering a question like this. These days I take the world with a grain of salt. I think the world/universe, sans humans, is perfect as is.
15 - I think the past plays an important role in how we approach new circumstances. If you’ve lost something dear to you in the past, fear can serve as a precautionary means of not letting that happen to you again, perhaps as a defense mechanism.
32 - More enlightenment? However, given the actual state of our world, the pessimist in me wants to say that one should probably strive for the grave.
44 - But what does the person mean by “consciousness”? Self-awareness? Sentience? The topic is way too vast. I wouldn’t know where to begin, or if I could even begin…and the debate is still ongoing. Scientists say 5 months, many philosophers over the centuries have said “things” as well. :)
All the better to hug you with.
Every wolf in the world now howled a prothalamion outside the window as she freely gave the kiss she owed him.
What big teeth you have!
She saw how his jaw began to slaver and the room was full of the clamor of the forest’s Liebestod, but the wise child never flinched, even when he answered: All the better to eat you with.
The girl burst out laughing; she knew she was nobody’s meat. She laughed at him full in the face, she ripped off his shirt for him and flung it into the fire, in the fiery wake of her own discarded clothing. The flames danced like dead souls on Walpurgisnacht and the old bones under the bed set up a terrible clattering, but she did not pay them any heed.
…this is a woman who has built her identity on her looks, and on what she’s been told to do. So what you’re getting is someone who married this man, and he gave her everything, and she did what she was told, and she is basing her self-esteem on her looks, and that’s very, very rocky ground… Betty’s life is a performance. She’s acting all the time. And she doesn’t know how not to do that. - Matthew Weiner discussing Betty Draper