“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” — Francis Chan

“How we decide to respond to our fears, that is the person we become.” — Will Smith

“God’s true justice is forgiveness.” — Paul Portesi

“Certain things not only can’t be taught, but can be retarded by other stuff that can be taught.” — David Foster Wallace

“To lose the power of confrontation is to lose the power of unity.” — Matthew McConaughey

You never truly know social media until you’ve been doxxed.

You don’t know human psychology until you’ve encountered severe mental health problems.

You don’t know the corporate world until a powerful superior goes all out to destroy you in the office.

You don’t know life until you’ve had a near-death experience.

It’s the tails which REALLY educate you.

Going a little Pomo now.

It’s always tempting to vilify people who disagree with us on topics we deem important.

Eg, am I the only one bothered by the continued use of ‘anti-vaxxer’ to describe and hate on folks who reject the Covid-19 vaccines? I find it unhelpful not just…

From comprehension to correlation.

From interpretation (or explanation) to prediction.

From prevention (via the transformations of social conditions which influence subjective behaviour) to pre-emption (of undesired behaviour).

From individual narrativizing to total environmental surveillance.

1. Being unable to distinguish humor from non-humor

2. Refusing to discard one’s beliefs in the face of overwhelming and unequivocal evidence against them.

(And, of course, the famous one…)

3. Doing something over and over again, expecting a different result.

Alwyn Lau

Edu-trainer, Žižek studies, amateur theologian, columnist.

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