Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes

Have you ever made a mistake?

You’re shaking your head? Wow, you are a truly remarkable, one of a kind person, please share your wisdom.

What did you say? You weren’t shaking your head, it was just an involuntary twitch?

Oh, ok, then I have another question for you:

Have you ever majorly screwed up aka made a big, biiig, biiiiiiiig mistake?

No, you say? Well, good for you, you lucky bastard! Come on, brag to us!

I knew it, you have, haven’t you?

Right, but have you made such a big mistake that you ended up wasting years or even decades of your life as a result?

No, never that big?

Great work! You’re passing your life with flying colors! Would you let me in on your secret?

Oh, no, you have?!

Well, how would you like me to tell you a secret? A secret that only a few lucky folks know and one that will show you how to pull yourself together and shine bright like a diamond that you are?

Oh boy, oh boy, yes! Tell me, please!

Moral values are as strong as ever

I just love hearing about how the moral fabric of our society is decaying and how clean and starched it used to be in the good old days.

What this common moralist gibberish really tells me, is that our knowledge of history has some big holes in it, or that maybe our historic memory is very selective.

Say you asked a hetaera in ancient Greece how the men of the time got their rocks off. Would she say that they got all ecstatic while admiring the intriguing Corinthian columns? What would she say?