In pre-modern times, the discrepancy between what the philosophers advised and how people lived was not so great. Wealth provided security, but even for the rich wealth was flimsy protection against misfortunes such as war, famine, disease, injustice and the disfavour of tyrants. (…) Read : Aeon.com / Photo : Andreas Gursky.
Frenemies. When a friend breaks up with us, or disappears without explanation, it can be devastating. Even though the churning and pruning of social networks is common over time, we still somehow expect friendships to be forever. (…) Carlin Flora. https://aeon.com
Netherlands, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Night Watch
Without public access, a culture becomes dead, an inert shell that serves as a shill for profit, while too rarefied and remote to thrive. > J. Goodman. https://aeon.com.