"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still have the ability to act."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
...And how about the Times, which says we are 'walking the cyber-streets of Facebook with invisible advertisements hanging off our online selves.'Show Less
"Empathy is the nature of the intoxication to which the flâneur abandons himself in the crowd. He . . . enjoys the incomparable privilege of being himself and someone else as he sees fit. Like a roving soul in search of a body, he enters another person whenever he wishes."
The system punishes and punishes and punishes you with ways you cannot escape until you finally succumb to being a "member," a part of it. 'Course, then you get a sexy lady, so I suppose giving up your freedom is worth it.Show Less