Thoughts on things I’ve read

Here are some articles that I’ve read and (possibly) my thoughts on them.

  • Planet Trillaphon and the Bad Thing
    [source] This short story by DFW is the account of a (semi?) fictional narrator who lives on another planet, Trillaphon. Trillaphon being based off of the name of the narrator’s anti-depressant drug, Tofranil, he was forced to take after The Bad Thing. The story recounts the narrator’s struggles with depression, and how he is “better” …read more
  • Albert Camus on the Absurdity of Choosing to Live
    [source] “Every day must be borne, and the reward for bearing it is another day” “Crushing truths perish from being acknowledged” “I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain! One always finds one’s burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is …read more