Saturday, March 16, 2019

Overread at Table 2: Open Notebook

Notebook left open at a certain page:

On History:

You are not the victim here.

History owes you nothing. It has already given you all that it is going to give you.
You’re welcome.

People did bad shit to other people.
That’s called history.
Learn it.
But don’t ever expect it to be repaired.

Every human who went before us is our ancestor. Each one of them contributed in some way to the world in which we live.

We should cease immediately to ascribe “good” and “bad” to entire swaths of people.
In fact we should cease doing that to individuals.
Each human is a complex organism, both physically, mentally, and ethically.
Yes, even the scumbags have depth.

Truth is anything but a tender flower.
Truth is a stone that you are expected to eat as bread.

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