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Pet Shop Boys

I love the cat and dog comparisons as members of families live under the current societal restrictions.  The general suppositions are that dogs love having their owners working from home or exiled from school and that cats are sewing masks in the middle of the night and begging the humans to bug out of the house. They make a fantastic parallel to human personality typing.  It doesn’t really matter if it’s technically true, i.e. “not all dogs” etc. ad nauseum.  What matters is that individual personality affects the way people interpret data. The pessimist Arthur Schopenhauer puts it like this, “Every man...

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Heart in Hand

  I can’t decide if I like the vampires or the werewolves better.  Vampires get to live forever, and can make humans do and believe whatever they want them to.  They can take an enemy’s head clean off with one swipe.  The werewolves live in close community and are always loyal to their brothers.  They get to enjoy real food but their bite can end a vampire for good.  But, the vampires believe that their superior strength gives them the right to prey on the weak.  Plus, the werewolves have to do whatever the Alpha says to do, even if he...

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Mistaken Identity

“What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved — what then?” Carl Gustav Jung I really hate that I’m so fragile that I let other people’s bullshit bother me.  I like to think of myself as a conscientious person.  One who tries. Tries to be careful of the ways I walk in the world. Tries not to stomp on someone else to elevate myself....