QOTW - Zappa, 8/14/00
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 100 21:36:59 -0700
Subject: QOTW - Zappa, 8/14/00
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Forwarded-by: Udhay Shankar N <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"We live in a world where people preach at you constantly (like now, even)
telling you not to be fat, you can't smoke, you can't eat butter, sugar is
bad for you, *everything* is bad for you - especially sex.
Every natural human urge has been thwarted in some way or another so that
some cocksucker gets to make a dollar off your guilt.
Certain people buy into this because they don't want to rock the boat.
Unfortunately, adaptation of this nature requires that the adaptee
willingly destroys his own personality.
If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your
mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you how
to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT. If you want to be a schmuck, be a
schmuck - but don't wait around for respect from other people - a schmuck
is a SCHMUCK.
People should be encouraged to look after their own self-interest, but
avoid *inflicting* yourself on other people - especially don't inflict
yourself on a schmuck. The guy has already made his choice. CUT THE SCHMUCK
- Frank Zappa in _The Real Frank Zappa Book_
© 2000 Peter Langston