History Table - 1.and grow up to vanish like this-to vanish...

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1- …and grow up to vanish like this—to vanish as they used to say in the family, “till all trace of him was lost.” “Lost himself to all his people” was another way to put it.” Ancestor worship—that’s how Coleman put it. Honoring the past was one thing—the idolatry that is ancestor worship was something else. The hell with that imprisonment (144). 2- …freedom is dangerous. Freedom is very dangerous. And nothing is on your own terms for long (145). 3- She's part of that dopey culture. Yep, yep, yep. Part of this generation that is proud of its shallowness. The sincere performance is everything. Sincere and empty, totally empty. The sincerity that goes in all directions. The sincerity that is worst than falseness, and the innocence that is worst than corruption. All the rapacity hidden under sincerity. And under the lingo (147). 4- This wonderful language they all have-that they appear to believe-about their 'lack of self-worth,' all the while what they actually believe is that they're entitled to everything. Their shamelessness they call lovingness, and the ruthlessness is camouflaged as lost 'self-esteem.' Hitler lacked self-esteem too. That was his problem. It's a con these kids have going (147). 5- The hyperdramatization of pettiest emotions. Relationship. My relationship. Clarify my relationship. They open their mouths and they send me up the wall. .. [They] cannot stay in that place where thinking must occur. Closure! They fix on the conventionalized narrative, with its beginning, middle, and end- every experience, no matter how ambiguous, no matter how knotty or mysterious, must lend itself to this
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History Table - 1.and grow up to vanish like this-to vanish...

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