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Thoughts and Tips on Non Kinetic Actions
by noteworthy at 11:41 am EST, Nov 24, 2009

Gold Star. It's almost enough to make you hopeful about the future.

Be nice until it's time to not be nice.

Things will be frustrating. Don't get frustrated.

$500 can build things that change how people live.

You can see a preview of selected slides.

Charles C. Mann:

Minute changes in baseline assumptions produce wildly different results.

Cormac McCarthy:

Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.

David Foster Wallace:

The capital-T Truth is about life before death. It is about making it to 30, or maybe 50, without wanting to shoot yourself in the head.

It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive, day in and day out.

Richard Haass:

Let's not kid ourselves. We're not going to find some wonderful thing that's going to deliver large positive results at modest costs. It's not going to happen.

David Kilcullen:

You've got to make a long-term commitment.

Johan de Kleer:

One passionate person is worth a thousand people who are just plodding along ...

Caterina Fake:

Much more important than working hard is knowing how to find the right thing to work on.

Paying attention to what is going on in the world. Seeing patterns. Seeing things as they are rather than how you want them to be.

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