Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for October 23, 2014
I feel like I'm a reasonable person who reaches her own conclusions. But then I realized I have a huge collection of specific views, the arrangement of which would not be held by anyone who died more than fifty years ago. Do we make our own minds, or are we just living in the imaginations of dead men? What if I only have my view of human nature because an idea occurred to Jean-Jacques Rousseau one morning as he sat on the crapper? And if so should I comb through my convictions to remove everything he said first? In his confession books Roussseau said he found spanking profoundly erotic. Look, I came to that conclusion on my own. Can we change topics now?