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Vincent Van Gogh’s Fateful Night
Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter (1853 – 1890). He took up painting in 1881 and created 860 oil paintings mostly painted in the last 2 years of his life. He was commercially unsuccessful during his lifetime.
On the night of the 23rd of December 1888 in Aries (South France), the following occurred:
- Fellow artist (but very successful unlike Van Gogh) Paul Gauguin left Van Gogh’s house and they feuded. Also, Van Gogh had just received a letter from his brother Theo (who had always financially supported him and his art) announced his engagement to a woman.
- In response to these events, Van Gogh cut off his entire ear and handed it to a prostitute Rachel at a brothel. He said to her ‘take it in remembrance of me‘. He killed himself a year later by shooting himself in the stomach.
The Van Gogh Museum is in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Eggs which are female sex cells evolved more than a billion years ago. Whereas Chickens have been around for 10000 years
The Joseph Overton Window
American policy analyst – Joseph Overton frames a range of policies that a politician can recommend without appearing too extreme given the climate of political opinion. He opined that it is the responsibility of think-tanks to propose policies outside the window and shift the window.
I always aim for the middle and avoid radical, far left or right thinking.
You aim for the Middle of the Overton window on all or almost all political issues?
The search for truth, I think is the best aim, that may or may not find you within the Overton’s Window.
I couldn’t agree more.