Tag: Ideas

Miscarriages of Etiquette in Interpersonal Relationships

Miscarriages of etiquette in interpersonal relationships are not always undesirable: It is from the margins that one is able to work in earnest and without interruption. To provoke chagrin in one’s peers is a strategy, not a misstep, especially if the fruits of your labors are realized on the boundary between binary disciplines; the language with which your field of study is decocted is necessarily obscure. As the breadth of your insights grows, the extent of your interactions with peers in unlike fields will diminish; you will have become, for better or worse, a mystic. To the mystic, the shortcomings…

Sleight

Bad ideas find purchase in the minds of the infirm. They are particularly appealing to the unwell — those with allergies, poor teeth, badgered immunity; those in whom the psychosoma is divided against itself, who seem always to be rejected, dogged and agitated by the natural environments in which they find themselves. If a host of these compromised specimens is made by unsavory ideas which, when in practice, accelerate the host’s decline, the disassembling ideas are proven able and should be considered battle-worthy. In this population, infected as it were, a predisposition to self-destruction will become evident. This population, though…