"The reason we go to poetry is not for wisdom, but for the dismantling of wisdom."
"A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller."
"You’re on earth. There’s no cure for that."
Consider that the modern concern over appearing “needy” to others is the result of an overabundance of libido invested in the self. The self is here a function of concern. It can be colored according to what it incorporates, by what it likes or even dislikes. It can concern itself with itself. But who is it? Who is this self and where did it come from? How did it get to be so settled where it is? And do some of its settlements in the body prevent the muscular movements necessary to live out the drive to its fullest? To live death to its fullest? Could we live with ourselves if we were not ready to die? Perhaps that’s why we worry about appearing needy, as it were, to the other. Because such self-other worries conceal the greatest of concerns that a self will ever face, namely what the hell am I gonna do while I’m here and what if anything will I leave behind?
that german fella from the european graduate school videos is super weird like new dimensions of awkward
The ego is so strong precisely because both the aims of the ego and its very shape are invested with libido. It invents formidable attractions and it invents itself in light of these attractions.
i need someone to make me exercise not bc they wanna get paid but cuz they would just sadistically enjoy watching me sweat and cry my body back into shape