Mark Plus wrote:
> I watched most of that episode, and the cultural obsession with
> appearance portrayed therein reminded me of something the late Allan
> Bloom wrote in The Closing of the American Mind:
> "As it now stands, [American college] students have powerful images of
> what a perfect body is and pursue it incessantly. But deprived of
> literary guidance, they no longer have any image of a perfect soul,
> and hence do not long to have one. They do not even imagine that
> there is such a thing."
Of course. Being literate and poetic doesn't get you laid nearly as
easily as a set of hard pecs / nice butt. One has to have priorities.
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