“Emotions are not just the fuel that powers the psychological mechanism of a reasoning creature, they are parts, highly complex and messy parts, of this creature’s reasoning itself,”
Martha Nussbaum, philosopher
I avoid grandiose plans. I start with a small piece that I can do. I go to the root of the problem and then work around it. It’s building brick by brick.
Books are humanity in print.
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teacher.”
Charles William Eliot
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
“Life is not fair, get used to it.”
“Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now.
They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were.
So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.”
“Quit feeling sorry for yourself, make shit happen.”
“They told me I’d never get this far. They were right, I got further.”
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
Amon wild birds and mammals,which are smarter — the groupies or the loners? Consider this: The least intelligent birds fly in flocks. The most intelligent, the hunters and skilled nest builders are solitary. The least intelligent mammals, the cud-chewer, remain in herds. The most intelligent carnivorous tigers and foxes, live alone.
L. M. Boyd
What era followed the “Iron Age”?
Some say “Drip Dry.”