We can’t live and not believe. Some beliefs may not serve us well, but we have just as many we can’t live without.
Americans breathe in the fumes of Fantasyland, a place where happiness is possessed. But Fantasyland has a mirror universe: the harsh and irrefutable Realityland as presented in Sean Baker’s revolutionary new film, Florida Project.
Mindhunter’s essential premise: how far do we pursue our curiosity into the mind of a ‘monster’ without discovering a piece of ourselves?
Logan’s central question is not which bad guy Logan has to take down, but instead: what is Logan reckoning with? What is the nature of his suffering?”
Anyone who read Harry G. Frankfurt’s On Bullshit or On Truth couldn’t wait to read its seemingly logical counterpart, Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James. Both philosophers cover alarming American cultural trends, such as the insidious force of “bullshit,” a noted lack of appreciation for the truth, and the so-called freedoms that we abuse on a daily basis in a truly asshole-like fashion.
As much as language is a tool for us to crack things open, it sets limits. There’s a reason why you understand everything I’m saying: we have all agreed that these words refer to the same thing.
While words like “are” and “is” presents facts, we also have words called “modals” that comment on how reality should, could, or might be.
Jesus, our store manager, was at the forefront and I sat at the very end, the Judas brewing in the corner, unwilling to follow a direction that feels like I’m fighting against the current. To add some weight to the metaphor, none of my other coworkers looked nor spoke directly to me. Who could blame them? If I couldn’t be a cook, I was useless in their eyes. And without any use, who are you to a group of people, anyways?