sometimes being ahead of the curb feels like being irrelevant
ahead of the curb
To care for others is to make a claim; it is to make a small theoretical gesture. To care is to embody an argument about what a good life is and how such a good life comes into being. Thus the arts of caring for others always emerge from and are a reflection on broader historical material conditions and institutional arrangements. The point is not, therefore, to argue that someone really cares or doesn’t really care. In the first instance, the question is, what do we believe care to consist of, such that when we experience a form of relating to one another socially, we experience that form of relating as a form of caring for others?
What we believe care to consist of is directly related to where we believe failure resides or what we believe failure consists of. Perhaps the arts of care should be oriented to the potentiality within the actual, to removing the actual hindrances that impede groups’ striving; whether they are striving to change their world through a social project or to remain as they are within a world changing around them. The arts of care would then focus on the differential distribution of the “ease of coping.” Caring would sink into the recesses of the everyday, the ordinary, and the mundane. What it would discover there is that everything is jerry-rigged. Rather than menacing terrorists, they would find people trying to make a small, frail shelter.
this art history class is simplistic to the point of being offensive and the professor smells like scalp grease and butts