“Why are you always laughing? Sometimes I don’t even know what you’re laughing about! Sometimes it’s just mean!”
– Didn’t you get the memo?
“What? What memo?”
– It’s all a joke.
One day a monk walks up to him and asks, “What is the meaning of Zen?”
Smiling as usual, he instantly swung the sack over his shoulder.
“How does one realize Zen?” Budai then takes up his bag and continues on his way.
From Siddhartha “…Siddhartha replies that for every true statement there is an opposite one that is also true; that language and the confines of time lead people to adhere to one fixed belief that does not account for the fullness of the truth. Because nature works in a self-sustaining cycle, every entity carries in it the potential for its opposite and so the world must always be considered complete. Siddhartha simply urges people to identify and love the world in its completeness…”
“Young people have problems finding a job these days. One my friends applied to a place and they said, ‘We prefer old people because they have nothing better to do and they will be more focused on the work and more reliable.’ And I’m like: are you serious?!? Oh my God!!!”
Yeah I guess there’s a little bit of age discrimination happening…
“It totally is!”
Le sigh…the bourgeois… No creativity, no innovation, no change… Shit insight.
“I have dreamed of a unified Japan. Of a country strong, independent, and modern. We have railroads and cannon, Western clothing. But we cannot forget who we are. Or where we come from.” – Emperor Meiji The Last Samurai (dir by Edward Zwick from Chicago, Illinois, USA)
…is the branch of human geography that is most closely related to social theory in general and sociology in particular, dealing with the relation of social phenomena and its spatial components. Though the term itself has a tradition of more than 100 years, there is no consensus on its explicit content. In 1968, Anne Buttimer noted that “[w]ith some notable exceptions, (…) social geography can be considered a field created and cultivated by a number of individual scholars rather than an academic tradition built up within particular schools”. Since then, despite some calls for convergence centred on the structure and agency debate, its methodological, theoretical and topical diversity has spread even more, leading to numerours definitions of social geographyand, therefore, contemporary scholars of the discipline identifying a great variety of different social geographies. However, as Benno Werlen remarked, these different perceptions are nothing else than different answers to the same two (sets of) questions, which refer to the spatial constitution of society on the one hand, and to the spatial expression of social processes on the other.
Lately I’ve been wondering about what new shit I could read about, up until I had this recent conversation with this girl who took this program at UofT.
Thing is: I can’t afford the fees and I don’t want to be in debt again, so…