By Andrew Shaffer
Few humans have failed at love as spectacularly because the nice philosophers. even supposing we recognize their knowledge, heritage is plagued by the romantic disasters of the main brilliant women and men of all ages, including:
Friedrich Nietzsche: "Ah, girls. They make the highs greater and the lows extra frequent." (Rejected by means of every person he proposed to, even if he stored asking and asking.)
Jean-Paul Sartre: "There are after all gruesome girls, yet I want people who find themselves pretty." (Adopted his mistress as his daughter.)
Louis Althusser: "The difficulty is there are our bodies and, worse nonetheless, sexual organs." (Accidentally strangled his spouse to death.)
And dozens of alternative nice thinkers whose phrases we revere--but whose romantic judgements we must always keep away from in any respect costs.
Includes an excerpt from Andrew Shaffer's new ebook Literary Rogues.
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You have sex, you wear a condom,” said Ellis, who has practiced proper condom use alone in his bedroom. “At least that’s what everybody says. I certainly wouldn’t know from experience because, clearly, I’m a freak. I’m one of the pathetic 18 percent who still haven’t even seen, much less touched, a naked breast. ” Although Ellis has carefully documented his intense desire for a sexual encounter in his journal, that desire hasn’t translated into sexual activity. Ellis insisted that this is not by choice.
Chris is such an incredible guy, and these last two years have been amazing. ” “ ‘Amanda has the most beautiful eyes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gazed into them, thinking they were the only ones I’d ever want to look into. But that was before I visied UC-Santa Cruz. ’ ” As the seniors take one last look around the halls where they spent the past four years, they are also pausing to take one last look at the significant others they are about to dump. “Amanda has the most beautiful eyes,” said Trevor Hillegas of girlfriend Amanda Lum.
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