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  1. Oct 2016
    1. Entering the whirlpool

      reminds me of graveyard poets in England, reflecting the idea that in the end, everyone dies just the same. He can be anyone and this is a realization often reached when close to death

  2. Sep 2013
    1. they enable a speaker to gratify his commonplace hearers by expressing as a universal truth the opinions which they themselves hold about particular cases

      Establishing common ground for the listener instills confidence through a sense of belonging or sameness, elevating them to feel "on par" with the argument, as though respectful of their own intellectual abilities and moral character.