5 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2017
    1. For, as I found, directly I put pen to paper, you cannot review even a novel without having a mind of your own, without expressing what you think to be the truth about human relations, morality, sex. And all these questions, according to the Angel of the House, cannot be dealt with freely and openly by women; they must charm, they must conciliate, they must--to put it bluntly--tell lies if they are to succeed.

  2. Sep 2017
    1. “Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is an unmerited privilege

    1. if we value the life of a child more than going to fancy restaurants, the next time we dine out we will know that we could have done something better with our money.

      This line shows that everyone has a choice as to where their money is going and how they could use that amount of money towards something better. I created an image showing Singer thinking about the possible ways people spend their money at fancy restaurants versus where they could use their money towards a better cause instead. Hence, blowing your money at a restaurant in comparison to feeding children in need. Everyone has a choice of how to manage their money, but not everyone thinks like this.

    1. “The land is now covered with cities.  The cities are full of Dumpsters.  I think of scavenging as a modern form of self-reliance.  In any event, after ten years of government service, where everything is geared to the lowest common denominator, I find work that rewards initiative and effort refreshing.  Certainly I would be happy to have a sinecure again, but I am not heartbroken not to have one anymore.

      For my Visual Annotation on the reading, "On Dumpster Diving" by Lars Eighner, I chose to visually annotate paragraph 73 on page 157. When I read the line, "The cities are full of dumpsters.", I imagined a world of trash. This lead me to think that the world is trashy, yet Lars Eighner has found his treasures in life by dumpster diving. Also, he notes, "I would be happy to have a sinecure again, but I am not heartbroken not to have one anymore." This statement tells his readers that it may be hard dumpster diving for a living, but he is not unhappy with his lifestyle. This paragraph lead me to conclude that even in a trashy world, people may find their greatest treasures, where most people would never imagine. I created an image through my iPad showing a world, surrounded by an image of trash I took and edited, with Lars Eighner on the side thinking, "Oh, the treasures you could find in this trashy world!" to visually annotate this paragraph.

      Below is the shared link to my image I created.

    1. Ordinary men and women, having the opportunity of a happy life, will become more kindly and less persecuting and less inclined to view others with suspicion. The taste for war will die out, partly for this reason, and partly because it will involve long and severe work for all