Thank god there are people who care about the details.
Yesterday, innovation meant technological innovation. But today, it means institutional and organizational innovation — ways to motivate, inspire, and coordinate human effort, ideas, and imagination that have greater, deeper, and truer human benefits.
So much of what we do is pointless and superficial. Cosmetic fiddling to create the illusion of meaning. Titanic deckchair rearrangement.
Is it a coincidence that the 20th ‘Century Of The Self’ was the century of depression?
I’m interested in space and time. I like to find some space and take the time to stare into it.
The ‘happiness’ story or myth is rivalled only by the ‘money’ story in our culture. To question its validity is social blasphemy.
Even today, there’s only so much you can do with a computer.
You can’t draw a line between a body and a mind any more than you can draw a line between oceans. I would go even further. I don’t want to get too cross-legged on a Himalayan mountain top, but mental health isn’t just brain health. Mental health is intricately related to the whole body. And the whole body is intricately related to mental health. You can’t draw a line between a body and a mind any more than you can draw a line between oceans.
Never be afraid to think wild thoughts.
I don’t have anything against meditation. I just happen to prefer dozing.
The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.
I don’t think we need to get too bogged down in what it is to be human in an increasingly technological world. Humans tend to: get cold, fall over, do stupid things, laugh at each other, die, worry, cry and pick their noses etc.
I reject the algorithm in much the same way as I reject the gospel.
If it’s too easy, stop. If it’s too hard, persevere.