Westerners are fond of the saying ‘Life isn’t fair.’ Then, they end in snide triumphant: ‘So get used to it!’
What a cruel, sadistic notion to revel in! What a terrible, patriarchal response to a child’s budding sense of ethics. Announce to an Iroquois, ‘Life isn’t fair,’ and her response will be: ‘Then make it fair!’ This is the matriarchal approach to learning.
"It’s amazing. As soon as I saw you, I needed to talk. It’s like… I don’t know. A strong, weird feeling. I thought, if I don’t talk to you before I go, I’d be missing out on… something… important. Beautiful. You work in a beautiful place. I didn’t want to miss the chance to talk to you. It’s dumb, but… Never mind." "Le Marais" Paris Je T’aime