Mar 14, 2017
The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.
— Herman Hesse (via swissmiss | The Most Dangerous Enemy of Joy)
It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.
— Albus Dumbledore (via swissmiss | Our choices)
Mar 8, 2017
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via swissmiss | A Why To Live)
Feb 28, 2017
The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desparately needs more peacemakers, healers, restores, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.
— Dalai Lama
Jan 9, 2017
We should learn to accommodate ourselves to ‘wrongness,’ striving always to adopt a more forgiving, humorous and kindly perspective on its multiple examples in ourselves and in our partners.
— Alain de Botton (via Orange Crate Art: Alain de Botton and Mark Trail)
Dec 19, 2016
80% aller eingehenden Bürgerkontakte, werden bereits im Erstkontakt fallabschließend durch die Arvato-Mitarbeiter bearbeitet. Das heißt vier von fünf Bürgeranfragen kommen nicht an die Exekutive heran, sondern werden schon vorher von einer privaten Firma erledigt. Die Politik der ausgestreckten Hand verkommt zur Politik des erhobenen Mittelfingers.
— Joachim Paul (via Lobbyismus: König Bertelsmann | Telepolis)
Dec 13, 2016
There is nothing outside yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside youself.
— Miyamoto Musashi
Dec 9, 2016
Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway.
— Robert Downey Jr.
Nov 18, 2016
If we’re constantly chasing the future moment when everything will feel perfect, won’t that make the daily grind seem even more arduous? Perhaps the only truly rewarding life is the one lived with no hope of reward.
Nov 15, 2016
When the algorithms are making the decisions, people often stop working to get better. The algorithms can make it hard to diagnose reasons for failures. As people become more dependent on algorithms, their judgment may erode, making them depend even more on the algorithms. That process sets up a vicious cycle. People get passive and less vigilant when algorithms make the decisions.
— Gray Klein (via Messy: When automated anti-disaster systems make things worse, and what to do about it / Boing Boing)
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