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Thinking Of Things, Season 1, Episode 7:

(trans)formations part 2
On being human beings

At a masquerade one puts on a mask in order to demask for each other. (Credit: Aniwa Watts, Wikimedia Commons)

From: Notme                                            4 February
To: me                                                      12.06 a.m.

 I refuse to believe that free will is just an illusion!

I was still groggy early in the morning when I opened my email and was met by this sentence. It would appear the email discussion we had had, Notme and I, concerning whether a human being is anything beyond her “Human Nature” or just a bit of filth, was far from over. And that I had not yet won the argument. Read Episode 7

Thinking Of Things, Season 1, Episode 6:

(trans)formations part 1
On being a bit of filth  

From: Notme                                                               23 January
To: me                                                                         11.34 p.m. 

Hey! I’ve had a quote on my mind lately. It’s from Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren, where at one point she says “There are things you have to do, even if you don’t dare to, because otherwise you are not a human being but just a bit of filth.” Being a human being and not just a bit of filth seems essential for finding meaningness to me. But what does it mean to be a human being? Isn’t everyone a human being anyway? Any thoughts? Read Episode 6