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.
Ai Weiwei's father, Ai Qing, was both an artist and one of China's most revered contemporary poets, who as a young man studied Baudelaire and Mayakovski in Paris … he ran afoul of the Communist Party for subtly criticizing its suppression of free speech. The party exiled him, first to Manchuria, then to remotest northwest China; Siberia, essentially., ,Mr. Ai and his family lived in a hut dug into the ground. His job for the next 16 years was to clean out the village's public toilets.,,"He was 60 years old. He had never done physical work in his life and he had to start doing it," his son said. "Every night, he comes home very, very dirty. But he says, 'For 60 years, I don't know who cleans my toilets. So now I do something for them.',,"That's something I learned from him. He became very powerful in terms of his thinking. He made the toilet so clean, he would see it as a work of art --- like a museum, like MoMA." from New York Times
Consider the fact that you are now experiencing death, in a curious way. Not being in Paris right now, you know what it is like to be dead in Paris. No lights, no sounds—nothing. The same goes for Timbuktu. In fact, you are dead everywhere—except for one small spot. Just think about how close you are to being dead everywhere! – Douglas Hofstadter
Truth comes as a conqueror only to those who have lost the art of receiving it as a friend. – Rabindranath Tagore
Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. –
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. – Neil Gaiman
Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics. – General Omar Bradley