Book Reflection: The Good Soldier

‘Society must go on, I suppose, and society can only exist if the normal, if the virtuous, and the slightly-deceitful flourish, and if the passionate, the headstrong, and the too-truthful are condemned to suicide and to madness.’* Dowell said, ‘This is the saddest story [he has] ever heard.’ and I agree. It is the saddest […]

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Book Reflection: The Outsider

‘But naturally, you can’t always be rational.’ -Albert Camus Many times it is better to do/be one thing rather than the other, but you will be judged against anyway if you do/be so when the society expects you to do/be the other way round. I was at a funeral yesterday and the thought above popped […]

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The Fall of THE Ivory Tower

It seems that he does not marry her because she is too smart. There should not have been such an unjustified phrase as ‘too smart’, for one surely cannot simply be ‘too smart’ without taking any conditions into comparison. But in this case it is not that she is ‘smarter’ than him. It is not […]

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Tristesse d’Olympio

But we are human with heart and soul. How could our warm flesh get prevailed from cherishing the sun, and our beating heart from admiring the moon? Or our human’s nature is more beautiful than that of the nature out there? So ideally we should mindfully concentrate on only ourselves. I disagree. Suggested soundtrack: Tristesse […]

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Why is It So Wrong?

What catastrophe will it lead to? Why such moral standards are needed to set apart teacher and student, doctor and patient, artist and model, and so on so forth? It is the matter of nearness. Why aren’t teacher and assistant professor prohibited to each other? Why aren’t doctor and nurse? Artist and his peer? Heart […]

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