“All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable."
REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.
"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—"
YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.
"So we can believe the big ones?"
YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.
"They're not the same at all!"
YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.
"Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point—"
MY POINT EXACTLY.”
I bought a bag to put on the front of my Triumph. The straps did not work out well. I recently got a 3D printer. I made mounts to hold the bag. These worked out real well.
I made the 3D file available for others who might want to do the same:
1999. That was when my first motorcycle crush began. I had been riding motorcycles for about two years, all my time being spent on underpowered and overweight Japanese mini-cruisers. Then I saw her, the Triumph Sprint ST, fully kitted out with luggage and I...
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- Dublin City UniversityPhD Programme in Politics and International Relations, 2013 - presentResearch Design (LG600), Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences (LG602), Qualitative Methods (LG603), Research Thesis
- Dublin City UniversityMA in International Security & Conflict, 2010 - 2011Issues and Practice in Comtemporary International Politics (LG593), Political Islam (LG574), International Law and the use of Force (LG566), Political Terrorism (LG536), Peace-Keeping & Peace-Making Interventions (LG534), Resolving and Managing Conflict (LG533), International Security (LG532), Research Methodology (LG528), Dissertation (LG527)
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