Tradition

Tradition

Someone recently asked me if I would ever consider being monogamous again.

I said I don't think so. My reasoning was I don't believe we are genetically monogamous; I believe we are culturally monogamous.

In my view, tradition is repetition masquerading around as truth.

I want to live true to myself.

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Love People, Not Pleasure– Or Love Both

Love People, Not Pleasure– Or Love Both

I am in some ways a cynical writer, and like to think I am writing to an intelligent, skeptical audience.

Here is a New York Times article a friend of mine sent me as reading for an ongoing conversation between us.

Here it is, it's amazing: Love People, Not Pleasure.

The article discusses Abd al-Rahman, an absolute ruler who lived in complete luxury. After a long life, he said he had counted his only genuinely happy days, which amounted to 14. This is a man who miserably sleepwalked through life, loving things and using people.

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Modern Love Songs

If art is a creative expression of the human experience, what are some of the things pop culture is trying to tell us? It Should Be Easy - Britney Spears

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pNG7h_MOKI

Love feels good. It should be easy, right? Why isn't it?

You bring me zen Yes, you bring me zen You make me feel like a million, billion I'll let you in But don't you break my heart Don't you rip me apart, no, don't you rip me apart

[Hook] Baby, love, it should be easy It shouldn't be complicated It should be easy I don't know how else to say it, say it, say it, say it

Black Widdow - Iggy Azalea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09EW8K-BqxA

Is this a familiar story?

This twisted cat and mouse game always starts the same First we're both down to play then somehow you go astray We went from nothing to something, liking to loving It was us against the world and now we just fucking It's like I loved you so much and now I just hate you Feeling stupid for all the time that I gave you I wanted all or nothing for us ain't no place in between By-by me believing what you say that you never mean Like it'll last forever but now forever ain't as long If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be stuck singing this song You were different from my last but now you got it mirrored And as it all plays out I see it couldn't be clearer Now sing

[Pre-Hook — Rita Ora:] You used to be thirsty for me But now you wanna be set free This is the web, web that you weave So baby now rest in peace (It's all over with now)

PrototypeOutkast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqhJfjbNuQg

I think it's curious the video starts with a narration that describes love as "the rarest of all human emotion." It's true, in our current culture– if someone isn't "the one," then they are just an abandonable prototype. Many of us spend our lives searching for "the one," so we limit ourselves while searching for the rarest of all human emotions. Sounds like a difficult situation.

[Intro] I hope that you're the one If not, you are the prototype We'll tiptoe to the sun And do thangs I know you like

We Found Love - Rihanna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg00YEETFzg

Regarding love, why would someone think we live in a hopeless place? Personally, I think this place is full of hope– one just needs to know where (or how) to look.

We found love in a hopeless place We found love in a hopeless place We found love in a hopeless place We found love in a hopeless place

The Prison vs The Jungle

The Prison vs The Jungle

The famous philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer says the best way to accustom yourself to life is to view it as a prison. “That’s depressing,” I thought. However, the prison does ensure certain securities.

There is less uncertainty and danger in a prison compared to, let’s say a jungle. The prison is constructed by man to impose order. The jungle, abiding by the laws of nature, is pure chaos. Chaos is the law of nature; order is the dream of man.

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Who is #Polyglamorous?

Who is #Polyglamorous?

Welcome to our blog!

For the time being, we will be starting this blog as two people, but may invite guest writers to contribute in the future.

We will be writing about what we read, what we like, what we think, and what we do.

Who are we?

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