Tag Archives: philosophy

Today’s Quote from The Economist Espresso

  I wish Douglas Adams was still with us. 😦

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Lego Movie has a very relevant message for adults

Originally posted on WordsByNowak:
I’ve seen two movies in the past week that made me contemplate deepening adulthood and the phenomenon of getting older. The first was last year’s Before Midnight, the third entry in Richard Linklater’s series about Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), a pair of star-crossed lovers who first met in…

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Stephen Cave: The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death

Stephen Cave: The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death #TED : http://on.ted.com/cyin It doesn’t matter how long your story is, make it a good story.

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A Quote for the New Year

Originally posted on One Writer and his Blog:
“Mistakes are things that we have to make. Regrets are of our own choosing. So regret the important things and free your mind of useless clutter.” One Writer and His Blog

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Comment on The True Cause Of Cruelty, Redux – Examining the “Spirit of Abstraction”

“It’s called the spirit of abstraction, a term originally coined by Gabriel Marcel in his essay “The Spirit of Abstraction as a Factor Making for War,” and is defined as the practice of conceiving of people as functions rather than as human beings.” [From the article The True Cause Of Cruelty, Redux] It is an […]

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Dove Camera Shy

Every woman (and man?) needs to see this. I want my daughter to always think she’s beautiful.

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The iPhone: the Zen smartphone choice

Originally posted on WordsByNowak:
The Venerable Nohyu says smart smartphone use is about apps, not models. Apple has taken its share of grief for supposedly being slow to release new models of the iPhone. Some industry analysts have suggested that by sticking to its one-a-year release schedule, the company is falling behind faster-iterating competitors and…

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Crazy Enough

I don’t think a comment is needed here…

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Ideas: Rethinking Depression (Parts 1 to 3)

Ideas: Rethinking Depression (Parts 1 to 3) Depression is an illness that people have been grappling with for as long as there has been a semblance of civilization. There have been many attempts to treat the sufferers of this malady from sending these patients to the seaside, to putting them in asylums, to electroconvulsive therapy […]

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Talks – TEDx: Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

I like Dan Ariely. He conducts very interesting experiments that reveal a great deal about why we make the choices we do within the economic context we are in. In this TED talk, he talks about what motivates us to work. Big surprise, it turns out not to just be money: Contrary to conventional wisdom, […]

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