Of all the souls that stand create
I have elected one.
When sense from spirit files away,
And subterfuge is done;
When that which is and that which was
Apart, intrinsic, stand,
And this brief tragedy of flesh
Is shifted like a sand;
When figures show their royal front
And mists are carved away,—
Behold the atom I preferred
To all the lists of clay!
The preamble of the constitution states that the formation of the union is done under the name of 'We, the People', which is different from the norm of the time. Back then, aristocrats or religious institutes usually played the role of organizing and running the state. And the constitution is put to a vote, which is unprecedentedly inclusive.
The first article of Constitution establishes the structure of legislature, a part of which, i.e. House of Representatives, is directly elected by people. This is also unprecedented. There were democratic forms in ancient Greece or some European countries such as Switzerland in more recent times. However, the United States' one is on a much bigger scale, including 13 states and much more population.
According to the constitution, Voters are not required to own any property. This is the most democratic feature of the Constitution. Compared to this, other democratic regimes at the time are much mo
开车去的，来回两程共计4000公里，除了朋友B开了1000公里，其余3000都是我和G这两个ペーパードライバ（日式英语，Paper Driver，意思是有驾照但基本不会开车的）开的。十年来跑的路不过区区百里，既没上过高速，也没加过油，前大灯怎么开都忘记了。所有这些毛病，这一程一下子都给治好了，还添加了雨中高速的新技能——虽然将来未必还想再尝试。G说我们这叫Shock Therapy。的确是，而且效果很好。G从第一天稳居右道雷打不动，到后几天每三五分钟便超一次前头的大货，精神面貌之别，有如天壤。
India is where one encounters the most extreme contradictions of human condition. One second you are so deeply in awe of Taj Mahal, nearly convinced of the possibility of eternal beauty, the next you may be struck by the chaos or poverty, wondering if we are truly the soul of the universe, the paragon of animals. I probably have lived in a quasi-first world for too long. When life is still about food and shelter for many people there, my concern of living up to one’s potential seems utterly pretentious.