“We learn and teach words in certain contexts, and then we are expected, and expect others, to be able to project them into further contexts. Nothing insures that this projection will take place (in particular, not the grasping of universals nor the grasping of books of rules), just as nothing insures that we will make, and understand, the same projections. That on the whole we do is a matter of our sharing routes of interest and feeling, modes of response, senses of humour and of significance and of fulfilment […] – all the whirl of organism Wittgenstein calls ‘forms of life’. Human speech and activity, sanity and community, rest upon nothing more, but nothing less, than this.”—Stanley Cavell: ‘Must We Mean What We Say?’ (via fuckyeahphilosophy)
i miss being a kid. everything back then used to be given to you. now you work for it. someone always made sure you were going to be ok; now you struggle for it. the pure simplicity of life itself; now i’m tangled in complexity. the only stressful situations were when you couldn’t get the toy you wanted because mommy & daddy said no; now-a-days uncle sam says no.
i miss being a kid. for plenty of reasons. ultimately because life was much simpler.
“Would you change anything? Like who you are with or what you do or what kind of person you are, because if you would: Do It Now! This is it, this is all we have: Right here, right now.”—Peter Krause, Six Feet Under (via thoughtsdetained)