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TOTW: Reverse Hierarchy

  • Posted on: 9 July 2018
  • By: SUDS

Intent is not behavior. One can intend to perform a certain task--intend it really hard--and still not break out of the routine of current behaviors. Changing behaviors is hard. Intent is not.

Celebrity is often discussed as an unfair advantage, a snake oil seller, or perhaps a person who leveraged serendipity at just the right moment, with just the right knowledge. Sure, there are opportunists who produce mediocre content and appear to be stealing attention from those more deserving. But, what if they do deserve it and you just disagree with the outcomes of their work?

Sartre at Seventy: An Interview

  • Posted on: 8 January 2015
  • By: worker

From NY Review of Books - By Jean-Paul Sartre and Michel Contat, translated by Paul Auster and Lydia Davis

But you are involving yourself less in these projects.

I am involving myself less because I have to. Because at seventy I can no longer hope that in the ten useful years remaining to me I will produce the novel or the philosophical work of my life. Everyone knows what the ten years between seventy and eighty are like….