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``'They do this,' or 'They're to blame for that.' Who is this 'they' everyone talks about? 'They' accomplish such great things. Somebody had to take responsibility,'' he said.
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The "who" is not this one, not that one, not oneself, not some people, and not the sum of them all. The 'who' is the neuter the "they" [das Man]
- M. Heidegger, Being & Time, Macquarrie trans., H.126
Basically - the rather meaningless term we use when we specify what 'everybody' does, in all its triteness and superficiality, including eschewing what 'everybody' does as trite or superficial - keeping us locked in a busy circle of self-perpetuating activity that doesn't really go anywhere.
We take pleasure and enjoy ourselves as they take pleasure; we read, see, and judge about literature and art as they see and judge; likewise we shrink back from the 'great mass' as they shrink back; we find 'shocking' what they find shocking. The "they", which is nothing definite, and which all are, though not as the sum, prescribes the kind of Being of everydayness.
H.127 - H. numbers page numbers from later German editions which you'll also find in good English translations
icq number"..and More..." feature on just about every compilation released but I must admit I don't know any of their tracks at all...
Do you have any of their greatest hits at all
I was in a band called "And Support" for a while. We never got to do a headline gig. A while after I left they got a review that said if they don't change the name they'll sink without trace. So they changed the name to "Without Trace", and managed one more gig.
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