This is What We’re Calling “NORMAL” Now?

 

We’re all guilty of apathy every once in a while.

The world and its problems can be overwhelming. And absurd. Absurdity, as we’ve talked about before, can be especially paralyzing to intelligent people. It shuts the thinking mind down.

If you have an opponent who can articulate a position, at least you have an inroad for discussion. You can DO something.small_5001399117

But when things are happening in the world that just seem, well… ludicrous–things that you feel infants should be able to see their way through–the temptation is to throw up your hands, declare the world fit for its handcart, and shut yourself away while you wait for the grey goo implosion.

Guilty.

To me, the absurdity is not usually the problem itself. Humans have always had problems. There always has been (and always will be) a cast of villains trying their damndest to F-over humanity. (Here’s a hint: they’re usually the ones claiming to save it.)

The absurdity is what people unthinkingly accept. What they consider “normal”.

Consider. These are the new “normal”… Continue reading This is What We’re Calling “NORMAL” Now?

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Announcing a New Site

 

I’ve decided to break up richard-weir.com into two different sites: the one you’re reading now as a place devoted to fiction and its craft, and the new one: thefreethinkinglife.com as a place for more theoretical and ranty posts.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt makes sense. Fiction and opinion occupy different parts of the brain. (No doubt someone could show as much on an MRI. Get working on that, Science.)

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