the philosophical problem of other minds really is about other smarter minds.
Short Climate Temper
During a ride share with sacred. We are talking about a crime against humanity. The destruction of the rain forest and the rendering extinct of species are irreversible, as is the unleashing of permafrost methane, the demise of the coral reefs, the bees, and the birds. So how does it sound if we hold on ...
We do not live…
... in the moment. We relate to the moment. We are transgression, leaping between moments. We leap between hapinesses.
Authenticity feels better when you starve for it.
Question your freedom
A few days ago I was riding a bicycle down the Berliner Prenzlauer Allee and slowed down behind a fellow cyclist whose calves inspired me. As he pedalled, I discerned a tattoo that read "Question your freedom". I sensed this is an interesting phrase to chew on, but I wasn't sure exactly why. I needed ...
... a playful, self-defeating gesture
We need…
to find meaning, not in what we are doing, but in the superlative of what we do.
Reading of Jeremy Rifkin: The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
When a very experienced author like Rifkin presents his ideas on how the Internet of Things changes everything, we can expect an abundance of beautifully crafted sentences. Since the mind of a budding reviewer might suffer from scarcity thereof, I have decided to quote a lot from the book. Explorations of the topic of abundance ...
And (what if) I say, that it is this culture of excessive individualism that has created the constellation where "community" is perceived as some kind of higher purpose, and our "ego" as something low, something we need to be ashamed of. If community is our true value, the individual would be celebrated as the valuable ...
Countdown from Peak Child
I watched an entertaining and instructive talk by Swedish professor Hans Rosling the other day, because YouTube recommended this video. Mr. Rosling introduced himself as a dry statistics professor but did everything humanly possible to maximize the probability of laughter he induced among his mixed audience. Watch the first few minutes of his presentation and ...