Infinite Words #4: Things you learn in rehab

Here is post No. 4 in the Infinite Words series. An explanation, if you missed it, is here. Buy the book here. Add your personal favorites in the comments.

All of today’s entries come from a single section section, pages 200 to 211. It isn’t titled, but I will title it “Things you can learn in rehab”:

Things you can learn in rehab

That you do not have to like a person in order to learn from him/her/it. That loneliness is not a function of solitude.

That logical validity is not a guarantee of truth.

That Nyquil is over 50 proof.

That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.

That there is such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness.

That concentrating hard on anything is very hard work.

That it is simply more pleasant to be happy than to be pissed off.

That everybody’s sneeze sounds different.

That pretty much everybody masturbates. Rather a lot, it turns out.

That trying to dance sober is a whole different kettle of fish.

That, perversely, it is often more fun to want something than to have it.

That it is permissible to want.

That God might regard the issue of whether you believe there’s a God or not as fairly low on his/her/its list of things s/he/it’s interested in re you.

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One response to “Infinite Words #4: Things you learn in rehab

  1. Pingback: Infinite Words: The End « Meanderings

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