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cruel optimism

We are told we need hope when there is none. Hope is the lingua franca in a society in which the relationship between work and the expected dividends of that work are broken - when you work your ass off and get nowhere.  398 more words

Brave New World

To Read

I love reading. I’m sure that comes as a surprise not because I also love to write. There’s something about a new book that is simply wonderful. 383 more words

Aldous Huxley

clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy

Do you ever wonder why you end up in certain roles doing certain tasks in your life at the office? Here’s a strategy the most notorious army in history used to assign roles to their staff. 290 more words

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley on Remorse

“Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. 24 more words

Simple Thoughts

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Review from the Dreggs)

I found some of the reviews I wrote for my school newpaper in highschool.  They are probably terrible but my ideas are still relavent so I will have them coming about now and again when I don’t have the time to finish a book for you. 476 more words

Books

SCT — The new attention disorder

A friend alerted me to a recent NYT article about what promises to become the next pediatric psychiatric diagnosis du jour: sluggish cognitive tempo disorder… 348 more words

Marginal Notes

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

“Brave New World (1932) is one of the most bewitching and insidious works of literature ever written.”

Aldous Huxley is rightly considered a prophetic genius and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th Century, and Brave New World is his masterpiece. 118 more words