Quote #4:

The Lacanian structure is, up to a point, the result of my private pathology. What I mean by this is that I have an incredible resistance to rituals of power. For example, I often get into problems when I am on a committee at which a student has to defend his or her graduation paper. My question is always, why do it? My idea is always, why go through the ritual at all? Let’s simply sign the documents and just go to a restaurant and have a nice meal. But I noticed how people liked the spectacle, the ritual, otherwise they are disappointed. But I have a deep resistance towards rituals.

Conversations with Zizek. 37-38.

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