Love and Repetition

If you repeat anything for long enough, you will be brought to love the activity or the object (if the activity is one best characterized by a transitive verb). Say a word aloud many times and its delicate contours will float on the palate rather than sit dully in the mouth, merely tolerated as a […]

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Meingast’s Guide to the “Good” Life

FromĀ Guide to the “Good” Life (1926): It’s common Austrian wisdom that the more one reads and thinks, the sicker and uglier the body becomes. Mountaineering, river bathing, shooting, skiing, and horseback riding can reverse the process if these activities are done regularly before the subject reaches 35. After that, the subject cannot reverse the corporeally […]

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