The Laramee Filter: pseudorandom thoughts, subsequently put on the Internet.
Tom Laramee
Date Published:
May 28th, 2016
Word Count:
115 (1:00 read time)

I Try to Listen To This Speech Every Year: This Is Water

I listen to this speech approximately once/year. There is so much good in what he says.

"This Is Water", by DFW

"The so-called real world of men, and money, and power hums merrily along on the fuel of fear and anger and frustration and craving and the worship of self. Our own present culture has harnessed these forces in ways that yielded extraordinary wealth, and comfort, and personal freedom, the freedom to all be lords of our own tiny skull-sized kingdoms, alone at the center of all creation"

It's particularly relevant w/r/t the routines that are sort of requisites when you have children. Each day can feel like such a massive set of mind-numbing repetitions.