Risk is the potential of gaining or losing something of value
ABC Index of Masonic Papers published. PS Review of Freemasonry
I don’t want to make any assumptions about the underlying intentions or personal experience about the author of this article (a courtesy I wish he would have extended to DFW), but he sounds like someone who has never struggled with depression. As someone who has, I found DFW’s descriptions of mental habits and addictions incredibly compelling. The author of this article is correct about both the foolishness of intellectual angst and the feeling of superiority one might derive from it, the whole “they don’t understand me, I feel things more deeply” bullshit. But anyone with depression and a little maturity realizes the fallacy of this sort of thinking—Wallace certainly seems to—and would never argue that there is anything superior about such a distorted and masochistic pattern of thinking.
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lol @ this clueless dork commenter trying to pull a hatchet job on mr ramon and his brilliant takedown of df wallace and hubert selby, ranting about “hipsters” and “mcsweeneyites”