But since this is supposed to be my listening-blog, I thought I would try to extract life lessons from my most recent round of undergraduate pontifications.
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Beware of the ol’ bait-and-switch: "Freedom is there for the taking, but it has to be worked for."
Equality is relative: “They were still limited and not treated as equal as white Americans.”
Any statement can be contradicted by saying the same thing with more words: “This difference that he references is not a social difference, rather it is a difference in perspective and conflict between social identities.”
For postmoderns, stories can be characters: “Being the main character but not the narrator, the entire story is focused on the man.”
What do authors know about the work? “Granted, Hemingway may feel that I am evading his point of the hero…Yet the fact of the matter is that…”
The best metaphors make meanings more obscure: “A slow death has the chance to act as a kind of time-travel reflecting pond.”
And, most importantly by far...
Bloggers are the world’s best humanitarians: “What better way to assist the rest of the human population in deciding how to live than by publishing your opinion on the subject?”
Surely these lessons were worth staying up until 5am to learn!