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Rory Varrato @roryvarrato

Manhattan gadfly 🏙🦟 Philosophizing with a hammer 💭🔨 Teaching is a subversive activity, and I stay active. ••• PhD student @teacherscollege, @columbia.

https://freedomandcitizenship.columbia.edu/people/rory-varrato

Throwback to last summer, movie night with friends 🎥 ‘High Fidelity’
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“Sentimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time that it takes you forward, so you feel nostalgic and hopeful all at the same time.” — Rob Gordon (John Cusack)
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Throwback to last summer, movie night with friends 🎥 ‘High Fidelity’ • “Sentimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time that it takes you forward, so you feel nostalgic and hopeful all at the same time.” — Rob Gordon (John Cusack)

(Strangely, Instagram hit me with a copyright violation for Audioslave’s “The Worm,” so I’ve swapped it for their “Be Yourself.”) @athleanx @officialteamathlean
#fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessbody
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(Strangely, Instagram hit me with a copyright violation for Audioslave’s “The Worm,” so I’ve swapped it for their “Be Yourself.”) @athleanx @officialteamathlean #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessbody #fitnessmotivation #fitnessinspiration #athleanx #teamathlean #fitnessphysique #fitnessmodel #fitnesslover #fitnessforlife #fitnesslove #fitnessboy #fitnessjunkie #fitnessguru #fitnessquotes #fitnesstransformation #fitnessfam #fitnessislife

#fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessbody
#fitnessmotivation #fitnessinspiration #athleanx #teamathlean #fitnessphysique #fitnessmodel #fitnesslover #fitnessforlife #fitnesslove #fitnessboy #fitnessjunkie #fitnessguru #fitnessquotes #fitnesstransformation #fitnessfam #fitnessislife
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#fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessbody #fitnessmotivation #fitnessinspiration #athleanx #teamathlean #fitnessphysique #fitnessmodel #fitnesslover #fitnessforlife #fitnesslove #fitnessboy #fitnessjunkie #fitnessguru #fitnessquotes #fitnesstransformation #fitnessfam #fitnessislife

What can we say about those who support banning legal #abortion care? Some critical thoughts on the meaning of #prolife and its hypocrisy as a moral position. (Topic requested, in various forms, by @oliviagcadwell, @nicolemayberry.14, @kirsten.autumn, @jodidphilly, @itsalwayssunnyinphx.)
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#philosophy #gadfly #chomsky #noamchomsky #existentialism #stoicism #education #anarchism #socialism #communism #absurdism #democracy #politics #history
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What can we say about those who support banning legal #abortion care? Some critical thoughts on the meaning of #prolife and its hypocrisy as a moral position. (Topic requested, in various forms, by @oliviagcadwell, @nicolemayberry.14, @kirsten.autumn, @jodidphilly, @itsalwayssunnyinphx.) • #philosophy #gadfly #chomsky #noamchomsky #existentialism #stoicism #education #anarchism #socialism #communism #absurdism #democracy #politics #history

@officialslystallone @athleanx @officialteamathlean #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessbody
#fitnessmotivation #fitnessinspiration #athleanx #teamathlean #fitnessphysique #fitnessmodel #fitnesslover #fitnessforlife #fitnesslove #fitnessboy #fitnessjunkie #fitnessguru #fitnessquotes #fitnesstransformation #fitnessfam #fitnessislife
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@officialslystallone @athleanx @officialteamathlean #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessbody #fitnessmotivation #fitnessinspiration #athleanx #teamathlean #fitnessphysique #fitnessmodel #fitnesslover #fitnessforlife #fitnesslove #fitnessboy #fitnessjunkie #fitnessguru #fitnessquotes #fitnesstransformation #fitnessfam #fitnessislife

@athleanx @officialteamathlean #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessbody
#fitnessmotivation #fitnessinspiration #athleanx #teamathlean #fitnessphysique #fitnessmodel #fitnesslover #fitnessforlife #fitnesslove #fitnessboy #fitnessjunkie #fitnessguru #fitnessquotes #fitnesstransformation #fitnessfam #fitnessislife
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@athleanx @officialteamathlean #fitness #fitnessjourney #fitnessbody #fitnessmotivation #fitnessinspiration #athleanx #teamathlean #fitnessphysique #fitnessmodel #fitnesslover #fitnessforlife #fitnesslove #fitnessboy #fitnessjunkie #fitnessguru #fitnessquotes #fitnesstransformation #fitnessfam #fitnessislife

With the lovely @marianaatencio ✌🏻
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With the lovely @marianaatencio ✌🏻

Fun game night ft. good friends and extra zoomed in dog poses.
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Fun game night ft. good friends and extra zoomed in dog poses.

What is this holiday meant to memorialize? Some critical thoughts on the meaning and purpose of #MemorialDay.
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#philosophy #gadfly #chomsky #noamchomsky #existentialism #stoicism #education #anarchism #socialism #communism #absurdism #democracy #politics #history
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What is this holiday meant to memorialize? Some critical thoughts on the meaning and purpose of #memorialday. • #philosophy #gadfly #chomsky #noamchomsky #existentialism #stoicism #education #anarchism #socialism #communism #absurdism #democracy #politics #history

Summer mood: that which does not kill me makes me stronger.
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Summer mood: that which does not kill me makes me stronger.

‘Socrates’ was utterly incredible. I know I’m biased, given the subject matter, but it was the best play I’ve ever seen. Michael Stuhlbarg played the role of Socrates as only a lover of Plato’s dialogues could, and the supporting cast was superb, too. (The text pictured is an accurate Ancient Greek rendition of parts of Pericles’s ‘Funeral Oration,’ from Thucydides’s ‘History of the Peloponnesian War.’)
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‘Socrates’ was utterly incredible. I know I’m biased, given the subject matter, but it was the best play I’ve ever seen. Michael Stuhlbarg played the role of Socrates as only a lover of Plato’s dialogues could, and the supporting cast was superb, too. (The text pictured is an accurate Ancient Greek rendition of parts of Pericles’s ‘Funeral Oration,’ from Thucydides’s ‘History of the Peloponnesian War.’)

ANNOUNCEMENT 🗣 I’m going to begin making brief commentary videos about current events. My humble intent with this idea is simply to pursue another outlet through which to express my views and engage in the practice of public philosophy. I have no idea how often I’ll post, or if I’ll stick with it, but it’s something I’ve been considering for a while and that I think is worth trying out. (I’m still pondering whether/how to title these videos, or what hashtags to use, etc. — stuff I don’t usually bother with on social media — so if you have any suggestions, please let me know.)
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On a similar note: do you have an idea for a topic you’d like to hear me discuss? Let me know in a comment or question below. Any current social or political event/issue is on the table!
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#philosophy #gadfly #chomsky #noamchomsky #existentialism #stoicism #education #anarchism #socialism #communism #absurdism #democracy #politics #history
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ANNOUNCEMENT 🗣 I’m going to begin making brief commentary videos about current events. My humble intent with this idea is simply to pursue another outlet through which to express my views and engage in the practice of public philosophy. I have no idea how often I’ll post, or if I’ll stick with it, but it’s something I’ve been considering for a while and that I think is worth trying out. (I’m still pondering whether/how to title these videos, or what hashtags to use, etc. — stuff I don’t usually bother with on social media — so if you have any suggestions, please let me know.) • On a similar note: do you have an idea for a topic you’d like to hear me discuss? Let me know in a comment or question below. Any current social or political event/issue is on the table! • #philosophy #gadfly #chomsky #noamchomsky #existentialism #stoicism #education #anarchism #socialism #communism #absurdism #democracy #politics #history

Thanks to everyone who came to the philosophy & art #3333SalonNights this past Saturday! Elias and I enjoyed the interdisciplinary collaboration and appreciated the diverse feedback.
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Thanks to everyone who came to the philosophy & art #3333SalonNights this past Saturday! Elias and I enjoyed the interdisciplinary collaboration and appreciated the diverse feedback.

Enjoyed speaking with @danielpinchbeck and @mary.heglar on the ‘Climate Mobilization & Deep Adaptation’ panel at the @houseofyesnyc #EarthLoveFest yesterday.
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Enjoyed speaking with @danielpinchbeck and @mary.heglar on the ‘Climate Mobilization & Deep Adaptation’ panel at the @houseofyesnyc #earthlovefest yesterday.

One round with the sensei, @johnsnowtrinity.
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After nearly three months of training @trinityboxing, I’ve finally gotten enough experience to consider myself a beginner. Looking forward to learning more from John, Isaac (@fiaboxing), @martinsnow, and the rest of the crew over the months to come. 🥊
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One round with the sensei, @johnsnowtrinity. • After nearly three months of training @trinityboxing, I’ve finally gotten enough experience to consider myself a beginner. Looking forward to learning more from John, Isaac (@fiaboxing), @martinsnow, and the rest of the crew over the months to come. 🥊

I spoke about @extinctionrebellion with @i24news tonight.
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This week is International Rebellion Week, with direct actions planned for 9:00 AM Wednesday at City Hall here in NYC. Check out @xr_nyc and our website, xrr.nyc, for more details!
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P.S. Thanks to my friend @mariegentric for inviting me on!
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#ExtinctionRebellion #XRNYC
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I spoke about @extinctionrebellion with @i24news tonight. • This week is International Rebellion Week, with direct actions planned for 9:00 AM Wednesday at City Hall here in NYC. Check out @xr nyc and our website, xrr.nyc, for more details! • P.S. Thanks to my friend @mariegentric for inviting me on! • #ExtinctionRebellion #XRNYC

Celebrating 90 years of Noam Chomsky, the American Socrates.
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#Chomsky #NoamChomsky #DemocracyNow #AmyGoodman @democracynow
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Celebrating 90 years of Noam Chomsky, the American Socrates. • #Chomsky #NoamChomsky #democracynow #AmyGoodman @democracynow

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