Ladies and not-so-gentlemen, we've got another edition of Quote of the Day for ya. This entry comes to us from a familiar source, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's educational treatise Emile.
This quote was chosen because when I find myself enjoying conversation, people tell me that my views are crazy, incoherent, and just plain impossible. Well my dear friends, I may be insane, but do not think I have no understanding of the world and how it works, for I do. I just choose to ignore them, or dream of a different elemental structure purer and more benevolent in its organization. Rousseau's quote adequately sums up this predicament.
“Long ago they have made up their minds that I am wandering
in the land of chimeras, while for my part I think they are dwelling in the
country of prejudice. When I wander so far from popular beliefs I do not cease
to bear them in mind; I examine them, I consider them, not that I may follow
them or shun them, but that I may weigh them in the balance of reason.”
The conclusion to JC's Sincere Fiction series. Read, and be inspired.
Any fiction that we promote and
circulate through discourse should not impede progress, but encourage it. If
the dominant myth is believed by the multitude, this myth must be majestic. The
truth is the only thing we as people should be concerned with, but if we must
use a fiction as the driving force of our society and our politics, only tall
tales similar to Plato’s Magnificent Myth are allowed.
Hey there. Unfortunately, the whole crew of Wannabe Writers found it OK to take breaks from their duties to Vicarious World. That, or they believed VW to be on the same schedule as K-12 schools here in the greatest country in the world. USA! USA! USA! Somehow, someway, we dug up some excellent content from the month of the July... all for the benefit of our three readers. Read, and be merry.