Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

Documentary evidence.  §

PBS Frontline is the best show on television, and has been for decades now, bar none. It is a program that can truly be said to be remarkable in every way.

The world would be a better place if more people watched it, or even were simply aware of it.

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It may be that a few people are strong enough to use Facebook as themselves, with honesty and integrity, but I am not one of them.

For most, myself included, it is impossible to post on Facebook without an awareness of audience, without letting “what other people will think” affect what is said and shared.

And at that point, you are not an individual actor expressing yourself in the world; you are a puppet being made to dance for and by the crowd.

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I envy the people that “make history.” I don’t mean the Important Men of history necessarily. Just those that have managed to master or to discover their own agency to the effect that they are unbound by the chains of process, convention, and rote production, and that instead move about in space and do things, even if those things are little things.

Someday I would love to be one of those people, though I doubt whether I ever will be.

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