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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanaynay View Post
    Aww man. This is depressing to know. I can't really get into books if I can't develop some sort of emotional connection with them. They automatically make my list of favorites if they make me cry.
    FINALLY. SOMEONE GETS HOW I FEEL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    Kick ass.
    Yeah, that was (almost) my first thought!

    Unlike Chanaynay and senza, books automatically make my LEAST favorites list if they make me cry. I avoid them (and resent them) like crazy. And I'm the same with sad movies and TV shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    The interesting question is why fear has been increasing
    Yeah. It does often feel like we're hurtling from one crisis to the next so fear is a pretty natural reaction.
    But anger, sadness, shame ... those are all narrative choices as well. I wonder why they don't get as much air time. Because they seem just as compelling to me.

    You're a fan of that one guy's generational theories, aren't you? Do you see some kind of link? Has this happened before?

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    I mean, don't get me wrong. I like fear. I like suspense. I like sitting on the edge of my seat, scared to turn the page because of what might happen next.

    But pure fear seems undifferentiated to me. Base. Lowest common denominator stuff.

    For example, I enjoyed The Hunger Games but it didn't engage any of my emotions besides fear. And I felt nothing when the sad stuff did happen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by senza tema View Post
    Yeah. It does often feel like we're hurtling from one crisis to the next so fear is a pretty natural reaction.
    But anger, sadness, shame ... those are all narrative choices as well. I wonder why they don't get as much air time. Because they seem just as compelling to me.

    You're a fan of that one guy's generational theories, aren't you? Do you see some kind of link? Has this happened before?
    Oooh... generational theory is interesting. I'm not sure how it fits into that, but the zeitgeist remind me of the 70s, with the gloominess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senza tema View Post
    FINALLY. SOMEONE GETS HOW I FEEL.
    I'm getting the feeling that we should start a book club for people who can relate
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    Books are afraid because the Age of Print, begun in 1440 with the invention of the printing press, is over.

    So Books, get over it and move on, for the Age of Print came to an end in 1840 with the invention of the Electric Telegraph, leading to the radio, the telephone, the television, the movies, and the internet.

    But Books, you have not been banished, you have been merely relegated to the content of the internet.

    Fear not Books, because although you have been relegated, your status has risen. Just as any superceded medium rises in status once it has been relegated.

    So if you want to impress, carry a book.

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    I blame the left brain hemisphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I blame the left brain hemisphere.
    And quite right too, for the left brain is specialised for reading, the left brain has been privileged by print, but now the electronic media is democratising the brain, and so the left brain is afraid.

    So you are quite right to blame the left brain for feeling afraid and making us feel afraid. After all, we are all afraid of the new, and the electronic media are uncharted territory for the left brain.

    The left brain is not only losing its power, but it is becoming disorientated and confused, angry and afraid.

    And of course the more we partake of the electric media, such as Typology Central, the more afraid we become until we become so afraid ground and figure reverse and we find ourselves floating in the noosphere listening to the vibes.

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    [Trump's] rhetoric is not an abuse of power. In the same way that it's also not against the law to do a backflip off of the roof of your house onto your concrete driveway. It's just mind-numbingly stupid and, to say the least, counterproductive. - Bush did 9-11


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