"You gotta fail. You gotta go out and blowout. If you’ve never failed, that’s how you lose a fight in the ring."
“Choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.”
"If people can't think clearly about anything that has become part of their identity, then all other things being equal, the best plan is to let as few things into your identity as possible.
Most people reading this will already be fairly tolerant. But there is a step beyond thinking of yourself as x but tolerating y: not even to consider yourself an x. The more labels you have for yourself, the dumber they make you."
"The idea that we can prolong our lives or protect ourselves against age-related diseases, which include cancer and dementias, by taking large antioxidant supplements, is not true either. There have been a lot of studies and large meta-analyses done. And the data show quite convincingly that if anything you’re more likely to die sooner if you take large antioxidant supplements."
"There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things."
"When you close your eyes for the last time, the only remnants of a life once lived will be a box, varying in size and style, and the people you affected positively."
“Too often, we assume we are getting better simply because we are gaining experience. In reality, we are merely reinforcing our current habits — not improving them.”
Wisdom from Gary: "Every second you spend thinking about what somebody else has is taking away from time that you could create something for yourself."
"Given the structure of our social safety net, automation tends to increase poverty and inequality rather than unemployment."
"journalists are currently in the most insecure profession you can find: the majority lives hand to mouth and ostracism by their friends would be terminal. Thus they become easily prone to manipulation by lobbyists, as we saw with GMOs, the Syrian wars, etc. You say something unpopular in the profession about Brexit, GMOs, Putin, and you become history."
“You live outside the country more than half of the year. Create a bogus residence in the Caymans and pay no U.S. taxes.”
"Already more babies of color are being born in America each year than white babies."
"People aren't dumb, just lazy. They tend to be capable of a lot more than even they themselves believe."
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize” – Voltaire
И как это я такого аватара пропустил мимо ушей -> krishnamurti-teachings.info
Есть, что почерпнуть.
"Люди теперь на клеточном уровне усвоили, что бумажное богатство — это то, что им временно разрешает иметь ЦРУ. А физическое золото после двух переплавок уже не отследить."
"Хипстеры перешли со смузи на афганский героин? Никогда таких вещей не понимал.."
"They put cement into the cracks and troweled it over,'' a Cal civil engineer said. "I call it 'patch and pray.'''
Немецкий биолог XIX века Эрнст Геккель на одном из приемов оказался соседом по столу со священником. Когда тот вынул сигару, Геккель предложил ему зажженную спичку. Но она почему-то потухла, как только оказалась в руках священника.
— Смотрите, свет науки погас, — решил съязвить служитель культа.
— Ничего удивительного — спокойно ответил Геккель. — В руках церкви это происходит не впервые.
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