Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

Things.  §

Sleep is my great untamed frontier. I can conquer everything else. I cannot, however, conquer bedtime; I promise to retire at 9:00. I post “Things” at 1:39.

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Who one is and who one must be are at war. This is the resting state of the individual in modern society.

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When not thinking, I assume that I have learned dozens of languages recently; this acts as a regrettable disincentive to thought.

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Making a watch seems both doable and insurmountable at one.

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Anything that tries to beautify the essentially utilitarian human body is ideologically excessive.

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The reformation’s effect on western history is as fascinating as it is bloody.

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Martin Luther was a real person once. This is remarkably opaque to the modern mind. Would it have been opaque to his contemporaries, given a similar temporal distance?

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The entirety of human thought can be reduced to analogy and syllogism. Whatever can’t be put into one of these two categories is the “more” in the “there is more to consciousness than thought.”

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The world needs a broader distribution of less intense unjust violence—structural, symbolic, masculine, and otherwise. The problem now isn’t that there’s too much of it, it’s that it’s highly concentrated, leaving us to contend with ISIS on the one hand and SJWs vegans on the other.

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The purpose of therapy is to end consciousness. This is good when the consciousness in question is evil. It is bad when the consciousness in question is good.