Thursday, August 17, 2006

Excessive cultivation of people of shared sensibility leads to mistaking inferior or mediocre work for good and renders most of the good incomprehensible.

Just saw what I think was an adolescent fox along the margin of the parking lot behind my house, first time I remember seeing one here.


Anonymous said...

And yet the narcissistic drive to place oneself in the role of "cultivator" cultivates imbalance. This imbalance favors the detached intellectual faculty and handicaps the emotive development. The emotive faculty is vital if one truly wishes to cultivate anything. One cannot help those which one disdains. The utopia you allude to must always exist in the mind of such a narcissist as regular folk will never be worthy of admission - or their guinea pigs neither.

dbr said...

I think you're misunderstanding my use of cultivation here, it's in the sense of trying to win the friendship of. If the guinea pig bit is meant to imply that I have some sort of disdain for the woman singing to her pet, nothing could be further from the truth, we like the same song, after all, and she's certainly welcome to join in any utopia I have a hand in. You're misunderstanding something very seriously here in your desire to give me a good talking to- I imagine I deserve one, but not this one, please try to read more carefully and with some charity.