No.5: I felt this tremendous force
Then all of a sudden, I felt this tremendous force, this impact that just hit me and knocked me right to the ground, and it was so sudden and so powerful that my mind couldn’t even catch up with it. I wasn’t even sure what had happened. Until I hit the ground, I didn’t even know that I’d been shot.
– Dan Zapp, aged about 18, after he and his girlfriend were abducted by a man
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The roarers and the roared upon – doesn’t really make any difference. Why not? Because the force behind the hit doesn’t care. When it’s full-on, it doesn’t even notice you.
Suddenly, there before us, is the joker: a card that can mean anything. What are you going to call?
There is a universe – a reality – that has existed since the human race began (actually, since time began). It is vast and unpredictable. There aren’t many signposts and those that exist are often misleading or written in code. So it’s easy to get lost. But the possibilities are endless. There’s a lot of power available – too much, some say. Like a ten-foot wave, it can roll you over and bury you.
(Nietzsche’s) fundamental idea is simple: life is powerful and seeks to express its power in any way it can. It isn’t timid or careful (though it may be delicate and precise). It’ll try anything and sort out the consequences later. Human beings are not apart from this process.