I think this is not true. I think this person has an obvious bias and it is unfortunate. I think he is assuming that most people are not smart enough to be able to decide if they agree with something or not. Or maybe some things are just really sad because most things are really sad once you think about them long enough. I also feel that emotions can be conveyed in many different ways, which is why I tend to lean more to the idea of emotions in abstraction because they are so abstract. This guy thinks his ideas are the only ideas anyone should have. He is aggressive, and although aggression has its place I think this guy is full of shit.
What should I read for my holiday break? It lasts for one month and here are my ideas:
Definitely finish "Between the Acts" - V. Woolf
and please help me pick one of these:
General Theory of Love (science)
The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa
Chilly scenes of winter- Ann Beattie
If on a winter's night a traveler- Italo Calvino
I'm also going to be reading next month and here is the info:
MONDAY JANUARY 14TH
@ Bar 169. 6:00pm.
The venue is located at 169 East Broadway, a half block from the East Broadway stop on the "F".
Jared Harel (Cornell)
Josh Donovick (Yeshiva)
Ray DeJesus (St. John's)