If you’re reading this in a city, you’re likely sitting atop long pipelines carrying highly flammable natural gas under tremendous pressure. There are hundreds of things that could go wrong and cause an explosion. Yet that rarely happens.
And yet, mere hours after the shock result, one of Brexit’s leading proponents, Nigel Farage, told Good Morning Britain that the widely reported and repeated claim was not in fact literal—and that he never would have backed it. Additionally, Johnson has since conceded that it was a gross figure, and likely wouldn’t all be directed towards the NHS.
Last year, the New York Times called sleep the “new status symbol.” I’m not sure I accept the idea of a good night’s rest as a status symbol—although I suppose the resulting glowing skin, high-functioning metabolism, and sharp mind may raise one’s standing. But done right, sleep is certainly the ultimate luxury.
A more of less superficial layer of the unconscious is undoubtedly personal. I call it the personal unconscious. But this personal unconscious rests upon a deeper layer, which does not derives from personal experience and it is not a personal acquisition. This deeper layer I call the collective unconscious.
I have chose then term “collective” because this part of the unconscious is not individual but universal; in contrast to the personal psyche, it has contents and modes of behaviour that are more or less the same everywhere and in all individuals. It is, in another words, identical in all men and thus constitues a common substrate of a suprapersonal nature which is present in every one of us.
Let me start with the two most important facts in the discussion about the global environment. First, half the people on the planet live on less than $2 and change per day. That’s why I said having your house mortgage underwater is a “First World Problem”. People living on $2 per day don’t have house mortgages—most of them don’t own houses, or much of anything beyond a few rags of clothing. Willis Eschenbach