~ George Soros
Stupid — well, there are so many kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst.
— Thomas Mann, born in 1875
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For both parties, the lessons of the election are clear
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You know you’re old when:
In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
You and your teeth don't sleep together.
People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"
You begin every other sentence with, "I used to..."
The clothes you've put away until they come back in style... come back in style.
Things you buy now won't wear out.
There's nothing left to learn the hard way.
When happy hour is a nap.
When you realize that caution is the only thing you care to exercise.
When you're told to act your own age, and you die.
Washington Post – “It has become the most natural thing to do: get in the car, type a destination into a smartphone, and let an algorithm using GPS data show the way. Personal GPS-equipped devices entered the mass market in only the past 15 or so years, but hundreds of millions of people now rarely travel without them. These gadgets are extremely powerful, allowing people to know their location at all times, to explore unknown places and to avoid getting lost. But they also affect perception and judgment. When people are told which way to turn, it relieves them of the need to create their own routes ...