Good Old Neon - Pages 166 – 181 Summary & Analysis

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Neal then digresses by stating that after one dies, the idea of language becomes meaningless because ideas are no longer restricted by sequence, language, or time. Neal states that the best way to approach explaining or understanding this idea is through rigorous, ordered logic. However, he then points out that the field of logic is still full of frustrating, unsolved contradictions. Neal then states that, one night, he was watching a rerun of the sitcom Cheers, and one of the jokes on the show was specifically at the expense of people in therapy who do not know how to love. Neal suddenly felt embarrassed and, and he despaired of ever curing his internal problems. Thus, he decided to “end the charade” (169) by killing himself. The next day, he prepared for his death by writing letters for his lawyer, his accountant, his colleagues, and his...

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