"CHERISH THE DAY" - My LIBRARY & My Reminder

1) Herodotus - The Histories .................................................. 2) Lucretius - The Nature of Things ........................................ 3) Albert Camus - The Stranger ............................................. 4) Mina Loy - Feminist Manifesto ............................................. 5) Brian Christian - The Most Human Human ............................. 6) Galileo - Letter to The Grand Duchess ................................ 7) Marx - The Communist Manifesto .....................................

... I remember that the Persians liked to debate issues while drunk. If their ideas still sounded good in the sober morning, they would keep them. Of course, I would remember the alcohol...
If nature was made for humans, we wouldn't have to toil in the fields for food knowing that by chance, it may all burn in the heat of the sun or become destroyed by other forces of nature. Lucretius emphasizes that we are mortal, just as everything else.
"... Lucretius. Not in personality or anything. It is hard to compare the stoic, indifferent (socio?) Meursault to anyone. But their acceptance of death and rebuttal of religion is starkly the same."
I loved Mina Loy's radicalism. No, I do not believe men and women are enemies. Nor do I believe that women's virginities should be surgically destroyed. But I admire her courage. And her extreme calls for women empowerment were a breath of fresh air from what I grew up hearing. That I wouldn't get married if I didn't know how to cook or clean. As if getting married was my only worth...
... Galileo was a dick. But I get it. When you are providing infallible proof and people are too afraid to peek from the veil of religion to look at it, it can be frustrating. Behind Galileo's pride is something worthy to be taken. The study of astronomy does not have to contradict Christianity. In fact, it can be used to understand it better. That's if we decide to use our God-given senses and reason, as Galileo says in his letter...
I am guessing this is Marx. To be honest, I didn't get to read The Communist Manifesto very thoroughly. I learned everything I know about it from the class discussions. However, as we discussed it, I had this song by Sting in my head. Merely because I know the Russians are communist-governed.
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