they’re a generation of total narcissists, and now that they are growing old and facing death, they can’t even conceive of their death.
they project their own coming death onto the world. They say, I’m not going to die, it’s the world that’s going to die.
They are individualists who believe that self-expression is the most important thing. This means that what you feel inside yourself, inside your head, is the most important thing in the world.
if the world is all in your head, then when you die, the world dies with you—it ceases to exist, because you can’t express yourself. Because narcissists don’t have anything beyond themselves, apart from their children, which is why these people are obsessed with their children
Philosophy, if it cannot answer so many questions as we could wish, has at least the power of asking questions which increase the interest of the world, and show the strangeness and wonder lying just below the surface even in the commonest things of daily life.
lmao that one was funny. this like ska-ish-rap group that i liked when i was like 13/14 had a song that had the line “is it too hot to dance? nah we rock steady” and i used that line just as like idk tribute???? i always thought it was okay because so many songs have a line from other popular songs in them
so when the commercial for adult swim singles came out, the lil piece of barbie jeep that was in the commercial was literally the part with that line in it. the band sent me a message on facebook about how they heard it and they were “so flattered and excited that i had been a fan” and i was like yeah i really love you guys you were a huge influence on me etc whatever. they kept messaging me like omg thats so sweet we are so happy about it…they even posted the song on their band pages like “check out this song!! we love u kitty thank u for being a fan!!” like really nice stuff
and then a couple months later this lawyer sent an email saying that i stole their copyrighted material and they wanted like $5,000 from me for using that single line of the song and that they had “proof that i admitted to stealing it” and i told my lawyer like….no we talked about this and they were all excited about me using it and posted nice stuff about me everywhere..and then when i went back to find the posts to screenshot and send to my lawyer (which would have made their lil case completely invalid) they had deleted the posts so all i could send were screenshots of the messages which i guess wasn’t good enough
i didn’t end up having to pay them for it because lmfao $5000 but that is why the single was removed from adult swim (which they were rly sad about and so was i :///) and that’s why the new version doesn’t have that line in it anymore.
ALSO they tried to leverage their dumb ass offer by being like “instead of paying us, you can feature a song of OURS on adult swim and promote it with the singles program” like literally the most desperate move and i was like “uhhh how am i supposed to get your song on adult swim” and they were like ADAMANT that i figure out how to get their song on TV.
the world is full of snakes and it was def my bad for not thinking it through but also i didnt know they were even a band anymore and if id known what woulda happened i woulda just come up with something else. i just thought that line was cool. either way, buttheads.
This is the music business in a nutshell and the reason I can’t stomach to participate in it. 90% of everyone within the business is two-faced/fake. If you want to be successful in (music) business, you have to either get really lucky, or be fine with being manipulative and fake. Personally, I can’t smile at an asshole and ignore the shitty things they do to people.
And my Bio I teacher didn’t really teach the class, but only gave us the answers to memorize. That was a year ago and now I feel like I know nothing. It is my fault for not taking the initiative to learn on my own, but that semester was already really rough, I felt the need to take the easy way out.
Anyways, now I’m sorta freaking out because I need an A to get my GPA up. Does anyone know of some crash courses I can go through online that would help me refresh my memory on basic Biology stuff?
No, you just don’t want to understand because you’re trapped in a nostalgic bubble. Anything to preserve “the good ‘ol days.”