“Humankind cannot bear very much reality.”


“Humankind cannot bear very much reality.”

T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets


Reckon that sums it up


6 thoughts on ““Humankind cannot bear very much reality.”

  1. Cill

    Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
    Womankind cannot bear very much of a man’s reality. I heard that in the U.S. military the women objected to the 6 am run because it was demeaning to women. If that’s the way they’re going to be, women should stay in their own reality.

    1. sfcton Post author

      while women aren’t much for reality I never heard of a woman saying any such thing about PT. Course I never worked with any or for that matter saluted one etc etc.

      1. Cill

        I can’t find a direct link to the report. When I google search “female marine who complained of sexual harassment because she experienced the three-mile morning run as demeaning to women” I get a whole lot of results like this one:


        “Do you remember the female marine who complained of sexual harassment because she experienced the three-mile morning run as “demeaning to women”? If a male had made such a complaint, it would have been regarded as frivolous, and he would have been asked if he had chosen the right service. The female’s complaint, however, was taken seriously. The top brass stopped the exercise while the charge was investigated.”

        There’s so much dishonesty in the media, it might all be a load of rubbish.

      2. Liz

        Just thinking further…there was a very recent push to allow women into infantry training in the marines. All of them failed the hike, and there was a lot of grumbling and consternation about “discrimination” yadda yadda.

  2. sfcton Post author

    well the story doesn’t sound all that far fetched just not anything I have 1st hand experience with…..the media is untrustworthy in every possible way but this doesn’t seem like the type of thing they’d create out of thin air


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