But love is invisible
You can’t see it
Hence you cannot find it
And it is never enough.
But you never know
How tight? How loose?
Holding on: was never the remedy
Letting go: always was.
Listen to music that nobody has heard of other than your circle of friends. The musician needs to create art for art’s sake instead of wanting to be successful in the music industry. Obviously you need to have attained a certain level of enlightenment in order to not only know, but to truly cherish and understand that artist.
‘(Insert name here) make real music! They are the muse of life, true philosopher kings; that’ s why nobody knows them.’
If you do happen to listen to music that many others listen to as well, make sure people consider them as legends. Bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Velvet Underground or Ray Charles would be adequate. Once you have found your favorite musician be sure to be an expert on this field. For many like the Beatles but not many know about the tracks they have never published. However, do not endorse Michael Jackson. He was too main stream and conrtoversial in a weird way.
When it comes to literature, make sure to read Foucault. His works on body politics, surveillance society and the Panopticon will be of particular interest for you. When conversing with others mention this book and speak about its accuracy. Use a practical example such as Facebook. Mention that you do not have Facebook because of the reasons specifically stated in Foucault’s ‘Discipline and Punishment’. Advise others to read 1984 by Orwell in order to understand that the first twenty pages you read of his dystopian literature were merely stating the facts.If you happen to have Facebook before you began your studies, make sure to say this:
‘Yes, I have Facebook, but I think about shutting it down every day. I am sick of this forced online transparancy and others should be too. I don’t understand the ignorance of people who post EVERYTHING about their lives!’
Privatize all of your settings so that nobody can find out anything about you. Make sure your profile picture does not show your face but rather an animal or a quote. If you wish to show your face it has to either be dark,blurry, the photo upside down or you can only see half of your face and body. Have a Facebook quote. It should be from a philosopher. Not any philosopher however, you must choose the only one that people pay attention to, the one that was all about passion and creating your own life. The one who made clear that God is dead. The quote needs to state that you are valuing life as it is and living it to the fullest. Post something like:
“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
If this quote is taken by too many people choose a quote by Nelson Mandela. That always works.
After your interview with the dean of the university you would like to study at, rejoice about the fact that you have been accepted. After all, you were really nervous and practiced the interview various times with your parents or on your own. But when you are at the university, do not tell the others about how much work you actually put into the interview. Tell them that you have no idea why you were accepted. “I was talking nonsense all the time!” You should say. This is a habit you should uphold for the rest of the course of your study as well. Never let anybody know that you put work into your papers or assignments. Always look relaxed or confused about the tasks for the next lesson for your brilliance comes naturally and you don’t know why either.
Also do not forget to maintain a friendly relationship with your tutors and study advisers. Write them emails and also invite them for coffee. Pose questions about their personal life and career in order to show your interest in their field of work and to find a possible bachelor thesis supervisor.
1. The Foundation Block:
When you decide what you would like to study, make sure that you choose something that lacks as much specificity as possible. The study program of your choice needs to cover all of your interests. If you like pottery for instance, try to find a university that offers such courses. It is important to hold on to your freedom to become whatever you want at any given point in time for as long as possible. When you have been accepted to the study program try to socialize as much as you can, but do it with a system. Engage in groups that focus either on environmental issues, social issues or on art. Also try to sign up for monthly newsletters from Amnesty International, Greenpeace as well as any LGBT rights organization. Your study program needs to be the leeway for you to later on conduct your PhD thesis with something like the following title:
‘The art of sculpturing as a means of mediation between genders during the middle ages.’
During your small-talk you must be able to then say things such as: “The dark middle ages were not as dark as they seemed.”