Proust: Rambling thoughts, or more?

I've started listening to my first Proust, and it's not very engaging. It is interesting though. Mainly I'm thinking "this guy is just going on about inane memories that can have no importance to anyone other than himself, and yet this is a classic." I think that goes to show that you really can write …

Power causes brain damage

This article explains a lot about current situations in some governments... I wonder if this could be prevented in anyway... there always has to be some people in power. Though some seem to handle it better than others. It is depressing that even such a small amount of power has a measurable effect. If I …

Playing at crazy

If someone pretended to be crazy for too long, would they become crazy? The same with anything... to truly pretend, you must get inside the headstate of someone. If you're there too long, would you get stuck? I wonder if people like Alex Jones and David Ike and so on, played at it for too …

Split brain

I've been listening to Peace on Earth, by Stanislaw Lem and the character has had his right and left brain split. It's quite interesting so far, and deals with a lot of philosophical questions like 'is it me inside my head, if i don't know what it's thinking?' So far the plot seems to be …

Odd people

I've been listening to Odd John recently, and the character is so 'high above' regular humans that he sees them as friendly animals. Hi arrogance is abbrasive, but his overwhelming curiosity and passion for knowledge makes up for it and makes him a likable character. How to write terribly smart characters without being terribly smart …