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What can you really learn from a novel beyond the ability to read?

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1660 days ago
Imagine a rich intellectual’s house. You walk up their steps and through their heavy wooden door into the large open plan living area with a baby grand piano in the corner. There’s an inevitable musty smell that fills your nose, a scholarly smell, the smell of books. Hobbies can be put into 2 categories: frivolous pastimes and fulfilling endeavors. Watching a sitcom or playing Grand Theft Auto is entertaining but not something to be proud of. Teaching yourself a language or phys...

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It has become impossible to tell people they are fat.

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1660 days ago
The epidemic of obesity sweeping much of the developed world is seriously dangerous but I don’t want to rant about the public health issues. I want to rant about fat acceptance. Since the rise in the prevalence of eating disorders such as anorexia it has become impossible to tell people they are fat. When we realised teenages were starving themselves to become as thin as Keira Knightley we invented the concept of positive body image and “loving the skin you’re in” in a...

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I demand a right to offend and be offended!

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1660 days ago
In the UK it is illegal to send grossly offensive communications. This applies whether the intended recipient is the subject of the potential offense or not. This is one of the few cases where I think the law should be literally reversed, every word negated and every “illegal” turned into a protected “right”. The problem with classifying “offense” as a crime is that the subject of the crime gets to determine whether they have been subjected to a crime or ...

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If you are bored you need to start actually living

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1634 days ago
I don’t understand people that get bored. If you are regularly bored you need to start actually living. The list of things I have to do is 3 times longer than my calendar would permit and my list of things I want to do is 10 times as long again. I am aware that my hatred of those who get bored is partly due to my jealousy towards the amount of time they feel burdened by that I could use so usefully. Ask yourself when the last time you did something “because you were bored” was...