The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness
“Communication is health; communication is truth; communication is happiness. To share is our duty… if we are ignorant to say so; if we love our friends to let them know it" Woolf
Jimmy Buffett's famous song comes to life at Cheeseburger In Paradise as guests wave goodbye to the real world and escape to paradise.
Slavery and higher education. "I don’t know how you conduct research that shows that your very existence is rooted in a great crime and just say, ‘Well,’ shrug—and maybe at best say, ‘I’m sorry’"... Fastest Slavs Slaves
The pleasures of friendship are exquisite,How pleasant to go to a friend on a visit!I go to my friend, we walk on the grass,And the hours and moments like minutes pass.
This sounds like clickbait but an ancient mind trick really can help you become a "memory athlete", scientists say. Inside your "memory palace", boring old names, faces, words and objects are mixed with vivid imagery (like "Claudia Schiffer swimming in a tub of cottage cheese") to make them easier to recall. Neuroscientist Boris Konrad, ranked 24th in the world for remembering things, explains how it rewires the brain: "It does not make your memory capacity bigger; you use a different form of memory that already has a large capacity."
“There is history the way Tolstoy imagined it, as a great, slow-moving weather system in which even tsars and generals are just leaves before the storm. And there is history the way Hollywood imagines it, as a single story line in which the right move by the tsar or the wrong move by the general changes everything. Most of us, deep down, are probably Hollywood people. We like to invent “what if” scenarios--what if x had never happened, what if y had happened instead?--because we like to believe that individual decisions make a difference: that, if not for x, or if only there had been y, history might have plunged forever down a completely different path. Since we are agents, we have an interest in the efficacy of agency.”
“If you want to consume the cream of Christ's philosophy, then don't read the Bible, read Tolstoy.”
― Abhijit Naskar
Death, Taxes, and a Cold River Read