22:36

‘People don’t want things to make sense. Know why? Because if they did we’d all be in trouble. You drive too fast down the street because it feels good or you’re in a hurry. If things made sense, a cop would stop you every single time and give you a ticket. But what happens when a cop *does* stop you? You get angry and say that’s not fair! But sure it’s fair. It also makes sense. If life made sense we’d either behave ourselves a hell of a lot better or be walking around scared, waiting for the punishment due us for all the bad things we do every day. We want life to make sense only when it’s to our advantage. Otherwise, it’s interesting not knowing what’s coming next. Maybe you’ll get heads, maybe tails. People do wrong things all the time and get away with it. Good people get their neck broken. Would you prefer it if only the good people got rewarded? How often are you good? How often do you deserve the good *you* get? Wouldn’t you rather have an interesting life than a fair one?’

Jonathan Carroll

23:34

‘Think about it for a minute – I mean this seriously. In your whole life right up until today, how many people have really understood you? You, the whole package, not just the separate pieces – the vision, the humor, the dreams, the insight… Your own special way of interacting with the daily world… I believe if we’re lucky there will be only a few people in our lifetime who understand us and our choices. But more importantly they will appreciate the way we’ve brought our knowledge and experiences together and cooked them up into who we are.’

Jonathan Carroll