A good challenge of our life
is to get into the right groove
right away
if we meet someone new

And to scratch the record
good
if we’re in the wrong groove
with the people of the past

The good life

In a monkey world, never apologize if you are the monkey who tries a different strategy – Choi Lei-Mak

The good life

Social Media inequality might become a bigger problem than wealth inequality. In a liberal society, it is easier to tax people than force them to have a certain taste and redistribute their likes and subscriptions. Yet social media inequality could become a source of immense frustration and a destabilizing factor once the world really moves

Activism

Mightless words ! Vehicles of nothing
flapping their wings (in pain), clacking their beaks,
barking to a dying possum,

Poetry

Old Europe? he crackled. Do you mean that historical collection of stones and a bunch of people who refuse to believe in it?

The good life

There is a point where we go mad when we consider ourselves the agent of all our actions and a point where we go mad when we consider ourselves the agent of none of them. Free will is the perceived space in between. – kc

Philosophy

The only reason you are not a slave
is that you are more productive
if you are not a slave.

Activism

Honor and love – what else – defy the usurpation of meaning by the Story of capitalism, because they require the notion of “enough”

Philosophy

If we encounter something you don’t know, our brain goes in either a fearful guessing mode or a mode of joyful curiosity. I think we can practice that.

Philosophy

“Language is my whore, my mistress, my wife, my pen-friend, my check-out girl. Language is a complimentary moist lemon-scented cleansing square or handy freshen-up wipette. Language is the breath of God, the dew on a fresh apple, it’s the soft rain of dust that falls into a shaft of morning sun when you pull from

The good life

A country is a story to structure collective pride.

The good life

The hallmark of being human is that we can carry a story within us that aspires to more than our own pleasure, to a goal beyond the satisfaction of what we momentarily desire

Activism

The best of lies make up the unstable truth for our unstable times

Activism

If you see a concrete block of 1000 kg you don’t try to lift it up. It would be silly or even dangerous to try.

Who knows their mental equivalent of that 1000 kg concrete block?

The good life

You have to thicken your words to hold them in place

Writing

We contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, learn about the world, and have fun together.

Uncategorized

Corporate Social Responsibility also means: to manufacture the kind of desires in your customers that don’t lead to the degradation of the ecosystem.

Activism

“What is the purpose of life?”
“Mainly gloating over the misfortunes of others”
“And you say evil comes from religion, huh?”
“…And then there’s irony.”
Christopher Hitchens

The good life

It’s not about what you do. It’s about what you don’t do because of it.

Philosophy

whatever can be explained by inertia shouldn’t be explained by a conspiracy

Philosophy

In the end, we are all big-brained monkeys with a limited capacity.

The good life

Is literary writing the art of making cultivated loneliness feel like engaging conversation?

Philosophy

“A value debased and an illusion unmasked have the same pitiful form; they resemble each other and there is nothing easier than to mistake one for the other.”

From: The Joke by Milan Kundera

Philosophy

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

The good life