Tuesday, June 30, 2015

According to David Foster Wallace (1), among the things one may learn in a substance recovery halfway house are:
  • That is is possible to learn valuable things from a stupid person.
  • That it takes effort to pay attention to any one stimulus for more than a few seconds.
  • That concentrating intently on anything is very hard work.
You learn that on the cushion, too.

(1)  I'm still working my way through Infinite Jest.


Luciano said...

Wow, that's great that you're reading it... I love that book, even though I still haven't managed to finish it; I'm about to pick it up again next month, for I'll have some free time. Last time I managed some 300 pages or so.

Have fun! Cheers from Brazil again ;)

Shokai said...

In that case, you might want to pick up this companion book to IJ - I've found it very helpful:

Are you reading it in English or a Portuguese translation?

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