Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Why don't people listen more?

You have to wonder about Rousseau's notion that human beings are innately compassionate (apparently he wasn't 100% convinced himself). In my experience, people don't always notice the suffering of others, often not even when others are drawing attention to it: Bhopal, Palestine, women who say no, kids who live in fear. It's usually a question of ignoring, rather than not noticing.

Anyhow, if you share my glowering mood, or if you just like Portishead:

So don't you stop being a man
Just take a little look from our side when you can
Show a little tenderness
No matter if you cry
Give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be
A woman
It's all I wanna be, is all woman

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