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Poetry Essay #2: Careerism Versus the Work at Hand

by Joe Weil The Other
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Other than that, remember you are going to die, no matter how many awards you win, and you will spend large parts of your life forgetting that. Careerism is only evil if it makes you forget first and last things, for art comes from the contemplation of first and last things–lasting art.

Wrestling With An Angel: Simone Weil and the “Destruction of I”

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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Simone Weil’s “hell” sounds like my concept of conformity: hell is an illusion of being–appearance, semiotics, that which conforms to a construct but without true obedience.