The Language Animal Spectrum
Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
- Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)
Unrealistic and unrealized opportunities circumvent the true potential that lies right in front of us. This preoccupation with the imagined world of projected emotive responses will damage our species for generations to come.