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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

On the pleasure in kicking the shit out of someone - verbally expressed

Yesterday, near the GPO in O'Connell Street, I passed a man in a wheelchair, and with no legs, who was roaring at a man who had just left his side at great haste. This severely incapacitated person (from the waist down anyway) was shouting expletives and threats after the fleeing man. The most frequent threat was that he was going to kick the shit out of his, presumably, former friend when he got hold of him.

This is proof positive of Kierkegaard's theory that human thought, language and discourse is primarily based on passion and feeling and not rationalism and cool reason. Common sense will not get us very far in explaining the world and the human condition. You gotta have faith, as George Michael once famously pointed out.
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