Well, I definitely don’t like it when people idolise books. You can eff right off with that kind of talk. I mean, I like it less when people scoff about not reading books.. But there’s something about that pretense that seems to more and more often surround people who so openly read a freaking book every once in a while that really grinds my gears.
I understand what you are saying. But I think for a lot of people, a book is so much more than a book. God I do sound pretentious. But a book can represent a time in a persons life in which they were utterly happy and holding that book again can remind them of that. It coud also be a book that was given to them by a parent. My mum’s Lord of the Rings books are so special to me because they sat on her book self for years and one day she gave them to me, and honestly it makes me emotional thinking about it. As lame as that may be. I personally don’t feel that same connection when reading something on a screen. But that doesn’t mean it has no value. I don’t even know if this is making sense, im avoiding writing a sociology essay. Haha.
Sentimentality toward particular books is fine, very good. I’m attached to a few books that I should give away (or try and return to people) but don’t, because I feel like I’ve been on a journey with them and I like having that staring at me from my shelves. Just the same though, there’s been a few stories and articles I’ve read online that have had a similar effect on me, and if I had read these things in some kind of hardcopy form I’m sure I wouldn’t like getting rid of them either, but instead they float around on the internet, not able to remind me of them so easily as the ones on my shelf can.
I guess if that’s what it comes down to, books just being a more accessible trigger to the memories that you have associated to a bunch of words put into a story, then I can see why people build them up to be some kind of higher medium. But if people idolise books just for the sake of the image and more shallow connotations… then they can get fuckt.
I’ve found this shiraz that I’ve fallen in love with. It’s like me, in wine form. Delicious, but cheap wine none the less.
I wrote something more elaborate, but deleted it. You want to know why? Because just like this wine, that I really do like, the rich, full bodied flavour ultimately carries nothing more than a $20 bottle of wine can provide.
Studies show that individuals wearing red or shown on a red background will be more desirable than when paired with any other colour. It’s called the “romantic red” effect, and its also been shown to be a cross-cultural phenomenon. Psychologists have experimented using suppression techniques on the red (making it only subconsciously recognised by test subjects) and results still indicate that red, consciously recognised or not, still increases desirability for the person paired with it.
So, basically, for maximum sexiness, wear red clothes.