Impulse vs. reason is a constant struggle where two mutually exclusive entities move in a continuous pig tail spiral of contradiction to each other and any advance for one is a regression for the other.
As adults, our impulse to allow emotion to overpower reason is an arduous quest to capture a pig with a slippery tail. And pig in hand, no conceivable indulgence, crime or folly is beyond consideration. Meanwhile a real pig tail seems to curl in little ambling spiral loops, just the way an innocent child would draw the tail of a pig if asked to do so…
the Porcine Oracle
- Impediments to the proper working of the rational mind of a pig or a man
- Lord of the Flies – Civilization vs. Savagery is just Reason vs. Impulse. The overarching theme in the hunt to kill pigs and the death of Piggy is the conflict between the human impulse towards savagery and the rules of civilization.
- The Icarian Impulse… Sensible people (just like pigs) do not fly, do not wing heedlessly upward into the sunlight, but the Icarian impulse lives…