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The Little Voice The Little Voice by Joss Sheldon
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“My parents, you see, were a little square. They cared more about being good parents in the general sense than being good parents for me. They wanted to appear normal; respectable and responsible. But they weren’t prepared to acknowledge my individual needs.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“The creature who lives inside my brain suggested I do it,” I offered tentatively. “It was very convincing.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“The most rebellious thing you can do is get educated. Forget what they told you in school. Get educated! I ain’t saying play by the rules. Get educated! Get educated! Get educated! Break the chains of their enslavement. Get educated! Even if you’re on the pavement. Get educated! What a weapon that your brain is. Get educated! Get educated! Get educated!”   AKALA”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“Those drugs were either going to bring me nirvana or they were going to kill me. I was sure of it. And I was comfortable with it.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“I learned how to argue. They called it ‘Debate’. I learned how to worship. I learned how to become an eager worker and a passive consumer.
But I didn’t learn anything practical, like how to purify water, build a home, start a fire, grow food, or survive without the help of corporations.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“Her face lit up; illuminated by the enlightenment of recognition and the innocence of surprise.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“I liked all the children in my class. Back then, I think we all just tacitly assumed that we were equal. That we were all in the same boat. We didn’t really think about our different genders, races or classes. We just co-existed, like one big family.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“For me, dear reader, that place was purgatory incarnate; neither good nor bad, but a gateway to great rewards or even greater punishments.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“I spent an hour getting ready for work, an hour travelling to work, nine hours at work, and an hour travelling home. By the time I got back, I’d be so tired that I’d just eat my dinner, watch some dumbed-down television and browse the internet. I’d fall asleep. Then I’d wake up and repeat the whole process again the next day. Living”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“Albert Einstein once said that ‘insanity’ was ‘Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting to achieve different results’. He was a clever chap, that Einstein fella. And, according to him, I must have been insane. Because I kept on working hard, and I kept on expecting to be rewarded, even though my hard work had never been rewarded before. I didn’t have any evidence to suggest that I’d be rewarded. It wasn’t a rational belief. It all came down to optimism. Blind, debilitating optimism.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“I became a new person; sucked into the neutrality of the abyss, comforted by social norms, and set free from the burden of individuality.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“I wanted nirvana,” I explained. “I wanted death. I wanted release, any sort of release. And yet here I am, stuck in the material realm; neither enlightened, nor dead, nor free. And that hurts. It hurts so much.” It”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice
“An hour seldom passed in which she didn’t either sneeze, pick her nose, or wipe a bogie onto her snot-encrusted sleeve. But she had such a lovely colour. That pink glow which comes with the flu used to engulf her like an aura. It suited her. She always looked so damn effervescent.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice