Monthly Archives: Jul 2022

Progress of the world

A quick summary of “Is the World Really Falling Apart, or Does It Just Feel That Way?” Subjective risk is driven by available events, not reality; News is a nonrandom sample of the worst events on earth; Good developments are … Continue reading

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Secrets

How can we expect another person to keep our secret, if we cannot keep it ourselves? — Francois de La Rochefoucauld                        

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Totalitarian subject

The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists. — Hannah Arendt             … Continue reading

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Reward

Dopamine without prior effort destroys a person. This is drugs. Beware any reward that comes without sacrifice. — Andrew D. Huberman                  

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Telling us apart

A short observation: Just as men and women look, talk, and move fundamentally different, I have found that they write fundamentally different on social media. Most of the time I can read a post or a tweet and immediately know … Continue reading

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Road to Hell

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, compromises on principles are the streetlights. — Garry Kasparov                    

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Vampire missionaries

I honestly thought I had shared this joke before but apparently I hadn’t: “Hello! Do you have a minute to talk about Dracula?” “No- wait, Dracula?” “Yes!” “You’re vampires?” “Yes. We have pamphlets.” “Vampires have missionaries?” “Where else would new … Continue reading

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Comedians everywhere

                     

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Odd indeed

Isn’t it odd that the true enemy of society turns out to be that guy in the office down the hall? — Roy D’Andrade, “Moral Models in Anthropology“                        

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As I was saying

In Belgorod, the Iskander rocket decided to return to its senders. Moreover, according to eyewitnesses, this happened not with one but with several missiles in a row.#Ukraine #Russia pic.twitter.com/mlYPtgs04A — Special Kherson Cat 🐈🇺🇦 (@bayraktar_1love) July 7, 2022 (twitter) Related … Continue reading

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