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The Wit and Wisdom of Jason Lane

In the late 1990s, a man named Jason Lane was on a behavior-modifying medication called Cylert. When on the medication, his liver was slowly destroyed and his appetite depleted, leaving him pale and scrawny. Off the medication, his color returned and in exchange for loss of attention he was given spurts of seeming insight.

Lane wrote his insightful thoughts in high school yearbooks, day planners and any other odd place he had available to write on when the mood struck him. I had the pleasure to receive at least three of his aphorisms, which I would like to share with you now almost a decade later.

Perhaps at some point I will expound upon these or find more, but until then, here they are unvarnished.

  • “Tomorrow will never come because when it does it is already today, and tomorrow is never reached. Today never becomes yesterday because today is tomorrow’s yesterday.” (c. 1998-1999)
  • “Everything is, yet nothing is; although this is not true and nothing is, was or will ever be.” (c. 1998-1999)
  • “The deaf are the few, saved from the blind who are many.” (c. 1998-1999)

Also try another article under Miscellaneous
or another one of the writings of Gavin.

One Response to “The Wit and Wisdom of Jason Lane”

  1. strivinglife Says:

    You were (are) a student of philosophy – is the first sentence in the first aphorism correct, or not? Obviously, I think, if the first sentence is correct, then the second necessarily follows. But, when we speak of tomorrow, isn’t the default meaning the literal one, instead of the abstract?

    Or, when under the influence of drugs, does everything become abstract, and only afterwards do things become tangible?

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