Posts tagged "philosophy"

February 21 2021

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut

December 23 2020

Replace pure by applied mathematics, logic by computer programming, architecture by engineering, history by sociology. The result will be a new generation of well-informed philistines, whose charmlessness will undo every advantage which their learning might otherwise have conferred.

Roger Scruton

February 12 2019

Great minds discuss ideas; mediocre minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Premium mediocre minds discuss bitcoin

Venkatesh Rao

September 29 2018

A zealot is one who redoubles their effort after they've forgotten their aim.

Andy Hunt (agile manifesto)

February 07 2018

Be the hero of your life, not the victim; no longer choose a life that looks good over a life that feels good. Give up on some goals so you can care about others. Be honest even if that means you aren't universally liked.

Paraphrased from an article on Thought Catalog by Brianna Wiest, November 16th 2017

February 04 2018

If the legal system is bypassed because it is seen as ineffectual, what will take its place? Who will be the new power brokers? It won't be the Bad Feminists like me. We are acceptable neither to Right nor to Left. In times of extremes, extremists win. Their ideology becomes a religion, anyone who doesn't puppet their views is seen as an apostate, a heretic or a traitor, and moderates in the middle are annihilated. Fiction writers are particularly suspect because they write about human beings, and people are morally ambiguous. The aim of ideology is to eliminate ambiguity.

Margaret Atwood - The Globe and Mail, January 13, 2018

January 19 2016

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.

Ernest Hemingway