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User avatar #1 - whiplasher ONLINE (09/05/2013) [+] (47 replies)
Read 1984, Brave New World and A Clockwork Orange and you'll wish you could set the world on fire.
#12 - TARDIS (09/06/2013) [+] (20 replies)
<< This is what these kind of posts are like.

Yes, the wold has its problems, but when you compare it to the rest of human history you'll find that IT IS PRETTY ******* GREAT.

QUIT YOUR BITCHING, the world is fine. It is a LOT better then what is was, and is still getting better.
And all "horrible bad thing that are going the end the world" are being resolved, bit by bit we are fixing them. And humanity has endured far worse.
#18 to #12 - tomahawkit **User deleted account** (09/06/2013) [-]
ignoring the worlds problems wont solve them.

at least bitching about them raises awareness.
#62 - acksl (09/06/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Those are two completly different pictures with different intentions.
1. Books can let you flee reality for a few hours
2. If you know more you can see past the "everything is fine" images the media presents

#59 - thechosentroll (09/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
You don't need books to see reality. You just have to get your head out of your ass. Or just not stick it in there in the first place.
#27 - dwarfman (09/06/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Books are like reality: Full of millions of flavors, emotions, stories, hopes, dreams, good, bad, shades of black, white, but mostly grey. They reflect all our fears, and hopes. Really they are humanity trying to grasp at what they cannot have, and exorcising their inner demons. Yeah some are depressing, they're a darker side of human existence, while some are the good in our day to day lives.

Pig 100% unrelated.
#4 - AnonymousDonor (09/05/2013) [+] (2 replies)
i....don't agree with this at all

and i mean it's fair i can see how others might but... i dunno i guess i've just been 'lucky' enough (or unlucky enough) to know from a very young age that the world is **** layered under more **** with a decadent sprinkling of **** on top
and that people are bastards - bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling

which is why it makes complete sense that 2nd+ rate literature always has a happy ending, while only the greatest 1st-rate authors can not only see the horrendous truth of the world, but show the beauty in it as well....

because there are no happy endings in real life. just less sad ones
#63 - repugnantpug (09/06/2013) [-]
You could say the child had it right at the start, but didn't know why. One supposes a child being filled with optimism and imagination by books in a world he can already see, unbiased by worldly pressures/expectations, but only able to explain it through his own imagination.  Eventually, with more experience, he must choose whether to loose his optimism for knowledge or to live happily blind.    
   
Do you live forever young, or accept responsibility?
You could say the child had it right at the start, but didn't know why. One supposes a child being filled with optimism and imagination by books in a world he can already see, unbiased by worldly pressures/expectations, but only able to explain it through his own imagination. Eventually, with more experience, he must choose whether to loose his optimism for knowledge or to live happily blind.

Do you live forever young, or accept responsibility?
User avatar #33 - stultum (09/06/2013) [-]
******** ! Every time I open my biology books, I see how great our world is, how strong and sturdy nature is.

Sure, we are killing of entire ecosystems. But nature will recover. And one day, we will find a way to live in harmony with nature.

That, or we become extinct. But that's fine too. Life will always find a way. Here, or somewhere else in the universe.
User avatar #17 - blastoiseboy (09/06/2013) [+] (2 replies)
The Kite Runner.
User avatar #7 - SuitUp (09/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
As humans we naturally have a negativity bias - where we remember and put much more weight behind bad things and events than good. Thats why the news is always depressing, and why everyone thinks the world is such a terrible place, despite us living in the most prosperous time in human civilisation. Throw into the mix just how jaded we become being surrounded by technology every day and it becomes really difficult to tear away the guise of awfulness.

You have to find your own methods to give yourself a reality check and see that actually, we're pretty ******* awsome and the world is getting better - little by little - every day.
User avatar #64 - xgeneration ONLINE (09/06/2013) [-]
reading sound depressing
#58 - joshkx (09/06/2013) [-]
James and the Giant Peach, smartest reading i did in grade 3
#13 - Womens Study Major (09/06/2013) [+] (3 replies)
If you think the world is ****** then it's your responsibility to do something about it.
User avatar #25 to #13 - mitchr (09/06/2013) [-]
Damn right it is. And we will. Just give us a bit.
User avatar #5 - dafiltafish (09/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Foundation trilogy. Hope depite humanity's stupidity.
User avatar #65 - anonymoose (09/06/2013) [-]
Yeah, the picture on the left is talking about how fictional books can lead you to magical worlds.

The picture on the right is talking about how reading factual books brings you to understand the sadness in the world.
#56 - Womens Study Major (09/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
can someone thumb me up so I can thumb up?
User avatar #50 - brrigg (09/06/2013) [-]
i'm currently reading the dark tower series by stephen king. stephen king is a dick. a damn good author, but he's a dick.
User avatar #42 - demandsgayversion ONLINE (09/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
**** that, I don't even know how to read.
#31 - Womens Study Major (09/06/2013) [-]
I'd say it depends on what books you read.
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