Take a reasonably well-written book and a reasonably well-taught university course covering the same material. For me, the book will *always* inspire more. Frankly, even with interesting material and a captivating professor, four or so weeks into a university course it always starts to feel like a drag.
Where the course wins out over the book is in long-term knowledge retention.
I mean the reality is that there are many many people who are *not* victims of a capitalist society (or whatever). these ppl are not mega rich but they can afford dental/healthcare and education and a material lifestyle. and these people by and large and unconcerned/uninterested in class war or the revolution. so i guess despite nominally not being part of the billionaire/elite class they draw a lot of ire from leftists
(Gotta keep up the brand image)
But really, it's a resource game. Perfect solutions to current problems often require information you can't get without interacting with the problem, often in ways that change it's nature. And you can dedicate however much of your life to those problems, but you'll die anyway.
It's win more vs lose less.
@machado BTW, on twitter, @Vinncent is in portugal and covering the elections in english. he's american but has done a lot of work in brazil and indonesia and I hold his perspective in very high regard.
I would say that my life has been rapidly changing for about two and a half years now. and it's been accelerating in the past year. The changes are by a large margin good but I've realized that rapid life change carries a certain inefficiency - psychological and physiological problems that were once "solved" can easily come undone.
in moments of high stress I do suffer from morbidly existential intrusive thoughts mostly based on how bizarre it is to be essentially a machine, with millions of tiny working parts that could (theoretically, I'm pretty healthy) fail at any moment. a feeling of being trapped either in my brain or my body. it's all very weird
has anyone else experienced this? I'm realizing the solution is to go back to how I used to be, which is to just forget about this and enjoy life as it comes. not that easy
follow up to this is that young English Canadians don't get enough credit for being farrrrrrrr less corny wrt language than their francophone counterparts
"mekanaï du weed man faut me hit up"
"bro c'est LIT!"
imo the only legit cool thing rn is haïtian slang (partenais, ket) and some Arabic derived phrases like "bon dieu voit"
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