8 thoughts on “QOTD: 30Dec2019”

  1. I don’t think rocks change people’s minds for the better. If they did, AntiFa would be doing better. It does change actions for the short term quickly until the other side finds bigger “rocks”.

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  2. 10 Cents:
    I don’t think rocks change people’s minds for the better. If they did, AntiFa would be doing better. It does change actions for the short term quickly until the other side finds bigger “rocks”.

    Quibbles.  You accept the premise.

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  3. Haakon Dahl:

    10 Cents:
    I don’t think rocks change people’s minds for the better. If they did, AntiFa would be doing better. It does change actions for the short term quickly until the other side finds bigger “rocks”.

    Quibbles.  You accept the premise.

    How can I change your mind?

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  4. Haakon, did you mean what 10cents says: that violence and force change minds?
    To me, your quote addressed the unbearable fact that our “mind”, that entire universe each of us harbors and inhabits: all our individual experience, learning, talent, genius where applicable—is bounded by a fragile skull,  the carapace of a squishy, convoluted blob of clay.  Break into it with a rock—or suffer an internal leak, just one tiny vessel failure!  and it’s all changed forever.
    It could be a personality transformation, it could be a tragic loss of talent or genius or memory, it could be death, the final and irrevocable dissipation.
    Either way, the awful destruction is wrought by a mere physical impact or event.

    P.S.: and if you meant your quotation/aphorism you be funny:  oh, it IS!    Just like the spectacle of a great and exalted ruler slipping on a banana peel during a solemn procession would be an absolute laffriot!

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  5. Hypatia:
    Haakon, did you mean what 10cents says: that violence and force change minds?
    To me, your quote addressed the unbearable fact that our “mind”, that entire universe each of us harbors and inhabits: all our individual experience, learning, talent, genius where applicable—is bounded by a fragile skull,  the carapace of a squishy, convoluted blob of clay.  Break into it with a rock—or suffer an internal leak, just one tiny vessel failure!  and it’s all changed forever.
    It could be a personality transformation, it could be a tragic loss of talent or genius or memory, it could be death, the final and irrevocable dissipation.
    Either way, the awful destruction is wrought by a mere physical impact or event.

    I am thinking along the lines of “money can’t buy you love”. Violence can’t either. I guess one needs to make an exception from masochists.

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