The word "socialism" often implies two quite different phenomena: A doctrine and an appeal based on it, a program for changing life, and A social structure that exists in time and space.
Christinethe narrator of the novel Dead Romance thinks like this when she's dismissing one of her friend's uber-depressing, Wangsty poetry: What I'm getting at is that in a pointless, empty universe a good time is as meaningless as a bad time, so you might as well slap on a smile and get on with your life.
The narrator of Ted Chiang's short story "Exhalation" is watching his universe wind down to equilibrium. Rather than despair, he implores future explorers to "contemplate the marvel that is existence and rejoice that you are able to do so.
I feel I have the right to tell you this because, as I am inscribing these words, I am doing the same.
While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea.
When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. There were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach.
One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, "It makes a difference for this one.
The Star Wars Legends novel Dark Rendezvous actually depicts the wise, eight-hundred-something-year-old Yoda in this light. Specifically, when a Padawan expresses angst regarding Asajj Ventress's nihilistic philosophy, Yoda claims, "Right she is!
The point where he says, "suppose there is no Force" sounds ridiculous on the face of it, considering that this is strong-in-the-Force Jedi Master Yoda talking—but also sounds suspiciously like an author's views on the implications of whether or not God exists, with "the Force" substituted for God.
Or it could be that he means that "The Force" is a false concept, like calling lightsabers Light and blasters Dark.
Grief in the galaxy, is there? A few points of light. If no plan there is, no fate, no destiny, no providence, no Force: Nothing but our choices, hmm?
Asajj eats the darkness, and the darkness eats her back. Do that if you wish, Whie. Do that if you wish. To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off light, or darkness, Padawan.
Be a candle, or the night, Padawan: This also shows up in Matt Stover 's Star Wars Legends works, perhaps most concisely at the end of his novelization of Revenge of the Sith. Love is more than a candle.[The following is a transcription of Igor Shafarevich's The Socialist benjaminpohle.com work was originally published in Russian in France under the title Sotsializm kak iavlenie mirovoi istorii in , by YMCA Press.
An English translation was subsequently published in by Harper & Row. Don't be fooled by the reviews claiming this is an artsy giallo. This is a surreal and extremely tactile movie about female sexuality and senses, with no exploitation, by way of an homage to classic Italian horror.
Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin A twist where it is revealed previous events in the story were just part of a character's dream, hallucination or some other escape from reality, often put at the end to reveal the entirety of the story was some sort of dream..
Sometimes, the character awakes after the dream, realises it was all "just a dream" (often actually saying this to himself, which . [The following is a transcription of Igor Shafarevich's The Socialist benjaminpohle.com work was originally published in Russian in France under the title Sotsializm kak iavlenie mirovoi istorii in , by YMCA Press.
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