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November 17, 2014

They Write the Songs

Not that songs necessarily do anything, but in the modern world ‘doing something’ is no longer the point.

Spin, news cycles, narratives — that is the object of this frenzy. The manipulation of symbols, often for their own sake, has become an end in itself. Maybe if there was less talk and more reflection, if there fewer words and a greater emphasis on work something intelligent might actually be achieved. But that presumes the world is real. As the psychologists noted the correlation between reality and subjective well-being is very weak.
Belmont Club サ I Write The Songs

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 17, 2014 10:35 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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