How Actual Smart People Talk About Themselves
Outstanding life of Tesla
one of the most important lessons from Rome’s fall is that complexity has a cost. As stated in the laws of thermodynamics
Do we really want to live in a world in which billions of people are immersed in fantasies, pursuing make-believe goals and obeying imaginary laws? Well, like it or not, that’s the world we have been living in for thousands of years already.
Solitude is not only a state of mind essential to the development of an individual’s consciousness – and conscience – but also a practice that prepares one for participation in social and political life.
Gandhi combined the attitude of compassion to all, opponents included, with a readiness for self-sacrifice so that, in resisting the British, he was ready to suffer a violent response without ever hating.
Food for thought on the environmental footprint of consumption
The richer we are, the bigger our footprint, regardless of our good intentions.
Something of everyone to keep in mind
“The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life,”
The forgotten genocide: a worthwhile read on the ethnic cleansing of the San / Bushman, still ongoing due to the diamond industry pressure. English link at the bottom
Myths, Tolkien explains, are not fairy tales, intentional lies, or mere fabrications, but are instead powerful vehicles for revealing the world’s deepest truths.
The Stoics have a core belief that all of us have only one job on Planet Earth: to be a good human being.
Well done Portugal for being an example of successful policies against drug use