As all programmers know, the only thing you can predict about dependencies is that there will be more than you expect
- "I have felt it myself," he warned. "The glitter of nuclear weapons. It is irresistible if you come to them as a scientist. To feel it's there in your hands, to release this energy that fuels the stars, to let it do your bidding. To perform these miracles, to lift a million tons of rock into the sky. It is something that gives people an illusion of illimitable power, and it is, in some ways, responsible for all our troubles - this, what you might call technical arrogance, that overcomes people when they see what they can do with their minds." – Freeman Dyson theoretical physicist, proponent of nuclear disarming, from 1981 documentary called "The Day After Trinity", linked from Machines of Mass Distraction, New York Times
- Happiness comes from peace. Peace comes from indifference. Indifference is the ultimate super power – this works in negotiation, relationships, and business opportunities | Naval Ravikant
- you are something the whole universe is doing
Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world | Albert Einstein Use it in writing... not only in finance.
If you want to help don’t ask if you can just do it.
In the end winning is sleeping better – Jodi Foster via
Take risks and you will get the payoffs. Learn from your mistakes until you succeed. It’s that simple.
Ideas I still think about all the time
You call hunger whenever your stomach empties
~ Bedouin depicted in Lawrence of Arabia. They often go for five days without food
A lot of mental illness appear to be a defensive reactions to unceirntity – from How to change your mind Netflix series
Methods are thousands. Principles are few. Learning methods but not understanding principles is futile. Learning principles will follow with finding own method.
No matter what you do—there will be some crowds who respect you for it and others who don't. If you live true to your values, you'll win the respect of the people you respect. That's all that matters. On the other hand, if you live by someone else's values instead of your own, you'll end up losing the respect of the people you respect and winning over the wrong people.
We suffer the most in anticipation, in imagination
e.g. If somebody is pregnant and is paralyzed by the idea of giving birth for nine months but birth takes 4 hours.