Coping With Society

Barry Dredze
2 min readNov 15, 2021

More proverbs, mantras, aphorisms and precepts; because that’s what we really need!

Huxley College president, Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff in “Horse Feathers” (Paramount, 1932)

Boredom is a luxury.

Drama feeds on itself while everyone else starves.

Agreeing to disagree is the beginning of the argument, not the end of it.

An opinion is only as good as one’s ability to back it up.

You cannot be the solution to other people’s problems.

Not all bullshit detectors are created equal.

Hare MAGA; Hare MAGA; MAGA MAGA; Hare Hare

The patriarchy is out of ideas.

Cheer with your heart, bet with your head.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. We appreciate your patience. That always works, right?

How did Jesus die, the second time?

It is always better to be “right” than smart.

Some are born capitalists; others have capitalism thrust upon them.

Don’t be so judgmental; you just have to know what you like.

“Mad”? That’s what they said at the university. They laughed at me and said I was mad! But I’ll show them. I’ll show them all!

Never underestimate the power of pure dumb luck over the difference between success and failure.

Life will grind us down; and people will always change.

Come future Election Days, remind everyone you know that we don’t want to go back to a life of fighting over toilet paper in an unchecked pandemic.



Barry Dredze

Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.