Re: virus: Action and Reaction

Eric Boyd (
Sun, 06 Jul 1997 23:29:30 -0500

Reed Konsler wrote:

> Always remember to demand the right to experience the consequences of your
> actions.

This reminds me of one of my all time favorite quotations, from "Brave
New World" by Aldous Huxley:

All right, then, said the Savage defiantly, Im claiming the right to
be unhappy.
Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right
to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat; the
right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what
may happen tomorrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be
tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind.
There was a long silence.
I claim them all, said the Savage at last.

And I claim them all as well. Damn right!

> Don't let other people eat your feedback. If you post poetry on
> the Virus list and get negative responses...well, perhaps you
> need to spin your poetry better?

hmmm. Are you critizing my poetry?

> One learns how, and where, and why to speak only by doing it.
> Revel in your mistakes. With a little inspection, even the absurd
> has meaning.

Absolutly right! Do you mind if I quote you on this one?


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