"We’ve created a culture that fetishizes the new(s), and we forget the wealth of human knowledge, wisdom, and transcendence that lives in the annals of what we call “history” – art, literature, philosophy, and so many things that are both timeless and incredibly timely. Our presentism bias – anchored in the belief that if it isn’t at the top of Google, it doesn’t matter, and if it isn’t Googleable at all, it doesn’t exist – perpetuates our arrogance that no one has ever grappled with the issues we’re grappling with. Which of course is tragically untrue."
"If I let you, you would make me destroy myself.
In order to survive you, I must first survive myself.
I can sink no further, and I cannot forgive you.
There’s no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you.
I’ve gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain.
I will use my mistakes against you, there’s no other choice.
I’m shameless now
I’m nameless now
I’m nothing now
I’m no one now
But my soul must be iron, ‘cause my fear is naked.
I’m naked and fearless
And my fear is naked"
Henry Rollins / Tool (Bottom)