Now there are all kinds of reasons why you might not want to take life wisdom from Matthew McConaughey”s True Detective character Rust Cohle. One, it”s a TV Cohleshow. It might be the best written show in the history of television, but still.

The second is that some of the darkest aspects of Rust”s character and history may be yet to come.  Another is the story takes its literary cues and pedigree from the H.P. Lovecraft horror tale precursor Robert W. Chambers, who wrote The King in Yellow in 1895, a story that is supposed to drive its readers to insanity.

But if you were to seek out the best nuggets that might inspire reflection, you might choose some of these.

I know who I am. And after all these years, there”s a victory in that. 

I think human consciousness, is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware, nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself, we are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self; an accretion of sensory, experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody is nobody. Maybe the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and They should also review the California Driver Handbook which covers all subjects from licensing to traffic laws, driving schools bronx tips, insurance, emergency situations, etc. sisters opting out of a raw deal.

OK, maybe not that one. How about this….

If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward, then brother that person is a piece of shit.

Or this,

I don”t think that man can love.

This is a world where nothing gets solved. Someone once told me; time is a flat circle, everything we have ever done or will do, we will do over and over and over again.

Look, everybody knows there’s somethin’ wrong with them. They just don’t know what it is. Everybody wants confession. Everybody wants some cathartic narrative for them – the guilty especially. But everybody’s guilty.

Well, maybe there will be some more hopeful bits of wisdom in the final episodes.

 

 

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