What's the Point of Civilization?
Watch animation video inspired by Ann Leckie's Ancillary Mercy. What’s the point of fighting for rights and revolutions if it’s all going to be the same?
"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World" Christopher Columbus
The social ambitions of the greedy, amoral, beautiful Undine Spragg, fresh from the mid-West and hoping to take New York--and then Europe--by storm, makes for Wharton's most ruthless, powerful and savage novel.
A shattering horror flick with a nicely twisted finish.
The movie has an interesting premise involving radical treatment for schizophrenia,
which results in a supernatural mirror effect.
Could have use
of The Black Keys
to make this video.
Bass and drums
drive most of the songs on the "Brothers" record with the guitars pushed to the background, for a very powerful and evocative result.
Inspirational quotes from Edith Wharton seem to have different meanings to different people. This is not different for this one which attracts a lot of commentaries on the social forums.
There are two ways in which people can live their life. They can either follow their heart and do what they want, or be the person that appreciates what others have done.
Interestingly, this quote is rarely seen as an allegory for inspiration and creativity, i.e. the process that consists of looking at someone's idea in a different angle or through different filters to build new concepts.
As Steve Jobs once said, "Creativity is having enough dots to connect," meaning that in a world of great scientists and researchers (i.e. the candles) another talent (e.g. the mirror) is to collect such experts knowledge on a wide basis to propose pragmatic solutions in other areas. There are multiple business examples of such successes:
Indeed, mirrors are as important as candles with their ability to extend and concentrate the light into new areas.