Came across an interesting post this morning that related to some thoughts I’ve been having about my own personal work ethic. It takes from a piece written by William James Dawson, called The Gains of Drudgery. I’ll paste the first paragraph here, the rest is after the fold. By drudgery, I mean work that in [...]
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And Google Maps knows about it. In fact, it recommends it if you ask for Public Transit directions between the aforementioned cities. View Larger Map Brilliant. In the words of Kurt Vonnegut, ”bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” More info on the railway on Wikipedia.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. —FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE – Kaufman, Josh (2010). The Personal MBA: Master the Art of [...]
It is a more inspiring battle cry to scream, “Die, vicious scum!” instead of “Die, people who could have been just like me but grew up in a different environment!” —Eiliezer Yudkowsky, Artificial Intelligence Researcher and Founder of lesswrong.com
[...] the trend is unmistakable. Our great universities seem to have redefined what it means to be an exceptional student. They are producing top students who have given very little thought to matters beyond their impressive grasp of an intense area of study. via The Washington Post
To me, ‘Leader’; is a word that is given by people who don’t necessarily have power to describe someone who gives them power. It is a word to be treasured and sought. A word that describes very few people though it should describe very many people. A leader is someone who is looked up to [...]
Tesla, in need of work, eventually found himself digging ditches for a short period of time for the Edison company. He used this time to focus on his AC polyphase system.” via wikipedia
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin via the impossible cool If you haven’t read his biography, you can grab it here. It’s a great read.