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Purpose of Laws
Nick Bostrom
2017-04-09 00:00:00 +0000
"The job of the legal system is not necessarily to optimize society, but to provide a predictable environment within which citizens can optimize their own lives."
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Mediator
Maria (Metropolis)
2017-04-08 00:00:00 +0000
"The mediator between head and hands must be the heart!"
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Life Purpose
Doris Lessing
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible."
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Stories
Joan Didion
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"We tell ourselves stories in order to live."
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Profit Motive
Simone de Beauvoir
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable."
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Life Value
Simone de Beauvoir
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion."
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Realism
Margaret Atwood
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist."
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Inherent Bias
Margaret Atwood
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"You will always have partial points of view, and you'll always have the story behind the story that hasn't come out yet. And any form of journalism you're involved with is going to be up against a biased viewpoint and partial knowledge."
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Human Race
Margaret Atwood
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one 'race' - the human race - and that we are all members of it."
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Hammurabi's Code
Margaret Atwood
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness."
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Communication is Everything
Margaret Atwood
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"War is what happens when language fails."
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Life Priorities
Hannah Arendt
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight."
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Class Perception
Hannah Arendt
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"The Third World is not a reality but an ideology."
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Truth
Svetlana Alexievich
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"Truth is communal."
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Miedo Y Amor
Svetlana Alexievich
2017-04-04 00:00:00 +0000
"Yo tengo miedo. Tengo miedo de una cosa, de que en nuestra vida el miedo ocupe el lugar del amor."
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How to get people to like you
2017-04-03 00:00:00 +0000

Simple Principles



  • Always leave things better than you found them (mess, work, relationships).
  • Make your commitments clear and stay true to your commitments.
  • Always share love, never hate. Always choose kindness.
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Nonviolent Communication Principles


“Nonviolent Communication is the integration of 4 things:

  • Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of empathy, care, courage, and authenticity
  • Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance
  • Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all
  • Means of influence: sharing ‘power with others’ rather than using ‘power over others’”
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The Gentle Rebel's Manifesto

Andy Mort

“The Impact of Personal Sensitivity in an Insensitive World…

Introverts and highly sensitive people.

We need time and space to explore and enjoy our deep thoughts.

We celebrate and enjoy differences between us; we don’t use them to score points, develop divisions, and perpetuate hatred.

We don’t blindly accept the status quo simply because ‘it’s how we’ve always done it’… We want to know why.”

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Octavarium

Dream Theater

'We move in circles, balanced all the while on a gleaming razor's edge. A perfect sphere colliding with our fate. This story ends where it began.'
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The Longtime Sunshine Song

Amrit Kirtan

'May the longtime sun shine upon you, and all love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way on.'
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