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Monthly Archives: January 2018
Trying to avoid reinventing the wheel often means you’re more interested in wheels than invention.
Always tip the housekeepers in the hotel. They work the hardest for the smallest pay.
Lesson from evolution: Ultimately, it is the adaptable—not necessarily the well adapted—that survive. (Thanks Loyd!)
In this life, we don’t get answers or proof. The best we can hope for is persuasive evidence.
Just as life springs up even in the harshest environments, humans create art–it’s a basic need almost as strong as life itself. Art gives hope, insight, and connection where there is no rational reason for these to exist.
Buy low, sell high. This basic investment advice sounds so obvious. But using different words, it’s easy to see how it goes against human psychology: Buy when nobody wants it (so it’s cheap); sell when everybody wants it (so it’s … Continue reading
If you have to buy something to get the “free” thing, the thing is not free.
Our lives are not stories in the literary sense. There’s no plot or moral. There’s just, as someone said, one thing after another. We make events into stories after the fact to try to make sense of what happened.
There’s always a backstory when people are mean, seemingly for no reason. It takes courage to meet anger and hatred with compassion and love. I wish I could remember this in the heat of the moment.
Your favorite politician is almost certainly not your friend.