1.25.2015

A Decent Barrier

A Decent Barrier

“Have you ever had that kind of experience, Mr. Midorikawa? Accepting something, believing it, taking a leap beyond logic?”

“No,” Midorikawa said. “I don’t believe in anything. Not in logic, or illogic. Not in God, or the devil. No extension of a hypothesis, nothing like a leap. I just silently accept everything as it is. That’s my basic problem, really. I can’t erect a decent barrier between subject and object.”

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Can we truly accept things as they are? Aren’t subject/object bifurcations part and parcel of cultural sanity?

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