||Life, and Its Lessons | Another Noteworthy Year
||11:37 am EST, Dec 20, 2008
A revolution comes when what was taboo becomes mainstream.
Those that died of kuru were highly regarded as sources of food, because they had layers of fat which resembled pork. It was primarily the Fore women who took part in this ritual. Often they would feed morsels of brain to young children and elderly relatives.
What worry me are the problems that we will bequeath to our children.
You often learn who you are by realizing who you are not.
Perfection is the consolation of those who have nothing else.
It's not so much that there's something special about founders as that there's something missing in the lives of employees.
You should pick a fight, because bright people often yell at each other.
Someone needed to bring it, so I brought it.
If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
Don't just not be evil. Be good.
Never ask anyone to do something that you wouldn't do.
Trust no one.
Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective.
I believe that there has to be a way to regularly impose some thoughtfulness, or at least calm, into modern life.
It's good to have a plan, but if something extraordinary comes your way, you should go for it.
I will, at all costs, avoid this generic procedure.
It will be an uphill, years-long struggle.
You can't stop what's coming.
Ideas take life when they are shared.
It's like The Education of Henry Adams, but about a peacemaker, a humanitarian, someone who deals with these broken places. It allows people to access him at the beginning of the book as an idealist and to learn with him in his moments of adaptation, to witness the mistakes he's making so that we don't have to make the mistakes ourselves.
This trip was going to be different. Out of the five of us that were going, three updated their wills and/or life insurance policies in the weeks before we left.