When you're in college, you get stressed, stay up all night, and do hours of work for a piece of paper.

And they have a whole celebration about it.

They have a whole celebration about you receiving a piece of paper because you did stuff.


Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:57am
bakayurei Says:

since the 18th or 19th century we've forgotten about our need for ritual and ceremony but these things are just as important as they always have been. sure you can reduce anything to the motions of it and make it sound silly. why do we stand facing another person and then hold his hand for a bit to say hello, it's mad. why do we say happy christmas if we're not christian, mental. the human mind needs certain input to work properly and sometimes it's hard to see the connection between the ritual and the effect but that's because we rely too much on logic. logic is shining a very bright and very narrow beam of light to look at one thing at a time, intuition is seeing the whole panorama through fog, we can't do without either. our culture hasn't got the kind of coming of age ritual where you kill a lion or read the torah or let loads of bullet ants sting you and without that kind of thing nobody would grow up properly. and you can see it, you see loads of men in their 30s dressed like toddlers and acting like teenagers. the best thing we've got to a coming of age ritual is the graduation ceremony where you wear a stupid looking hat and a stupid looking gown and shake someone's hand as he gives you a bit of paper. none of it sounds like it has any meaning because we can't put the meaning into logical terms, but there's plenty of meaning behind it and things like it that our minds respond to at a deep level

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:58am
bakayurei Says: