the point of all this
I have read two seemingly contrasting articles today (the first being this, and the second being the link below) where i was not expecting parallel morals. TIL Personhood can be found in the humanities but also apparently in "the jihad life."
I love the article. The healing, unique, ever unveiling path of being a person.
Loved this article! I have very recently maxed my HECS debt and am, embarrassing, considering moving to a country with free education so I can continue with another masters. Big person-y vibes ahead perhaps! Haha
sort of a tangent but the last bit about “incurious villains” made me think of a certain type of intellectual you see a lot in our generation. typically a podcast obsessed information sponge that is looking to extract value from books and pieces of art rather than really sitting with them and their messiness. it’s a different kind of incuriosity, a super narrow view of what the humanities can provide, and I often feel fundamentally at odds with this sort of person
Excellent piece! It made me reflect on how my favourite part about reading a novel, or anything really, is when I'm halfway through a paragraph and I put the book down and start thinking about what I just read and inevitably ending up with me thinking about life in general.