September 5, 2004 00:34 | OneLiners

What are your convictions?

Convictions are good for locking ourselves up in little cages.


Not to get too Deconstructionist over it but the Latin roots (con = together, vici = conquer) also provide the basis for the word "convince" -- conquering ourselves together, convincing ourselves of something. A rotten consensus?

Sure. And I've always held that reality is a consensus... :)
(I wouldn't go so far as calling it rotten or making any other kind of moral/value judgment myself, except when in an agitated state, which seems to happen more frequently lately, but I hear ya...)

A woman came up to me and said
"I'd like to change your mind,
by hitting it with a rock," she said,
"though I am not unkind."