Charm is the ability to arouse approval for oneself, to seem socially adept. Wit is a more precise skill. Oscar Levant claimed never “to stoop to charm.” Unlike charming people, witty ones can offend, and often don’t care if they do. I myself prefer to be liked rather than admired for such shreds of wit as I do possess.
Duas especialistas em literatura inglesa do período moderno recriam receitas de séculos passados. Mesmo com anotações antigas em mãos, há muita adivinhação e improviso no preparo, por conta de ingredientes extintos e palavras de significados confusos.
The philosophy of meaningfulness emerges in a culture in which there is no common moral vocabulary or framework. It emerges amid radical pluralism, when people don’t want to judge each other. Meaningfulness emerges when the fundamental question is, do we feel good?
Dez grandes nojeiras que a indústria do fast food inventou em 2014. Maconheiros de todo o Brasil choram porque nada está disponível por aqui.
In many ways, social class can be defined by the chores you don’t do. The rich have personal assistants, butlers, cooks, drivers. The middle class largely do their own errands — with the occasional babysitter, pizza boy, maybe a cleaner. The poor do their own chores, and the chores of other people.
Then came on-demand’s disruptive influence. The luxuries usually afforded to one-percenters now stretch to the urban upper-middle class, or so the technology industry cheers.