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  • Gardo shared from Moving Forward: Six Steps to Forgiving Yourself and Breaking Free from the Past by Everett Worthington Jr
    Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation. —ANDRÉ GIDE
    Note: Intensely rigorous and hopeful.
  • Gardo shared from a Personal Document
    Karen Barbarossa, a writer, programmer, and interface designer, has several university degrees and can’t imagine learning without being driven by her own curiosity. “I think part of why people teach themselves things—why I do—is really for fascination or love or something that drives them to need what they’re learning. I’ve never known what it’s like to be uncurious.”
    Note: Is anyone not curious about something? Honor that spark and give it fuel. All else follows.
  • Gardo shared from a Personal Document
    First, you must learn about yourself. Next, find a great creative work of the mind that excites you: see its reflection in others and in yourself, probe behind that work, seek its inner nature, and explore the possibilities it suggests. Then find your own passion and let it drive you. “If you are not capable of excitement, you will never produce anything,” Baker warned.
    Note: I so wish I'd had a class with Paul Baker.
  • Gardo shared from Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
    Indeed, Cargill isn’t just a cog in the global food chain. With grain silos in far-flung locales like Romania, shipping terminals in big sugar producers like Brazil, 140,000 employees in sixty-five countries, and 350 chartered cargo vessels calling on 6,000 ports, Cargill is the global food chain.
    Note: Fascinating. I had heard of Cargill, but I'm staggered by the role it plays. An invisible world.
  • Gardo shared from Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
    Indeed, Cargill isn’t just a cog in the global food chain. With grain silos in far-flung locales like Romania, shipping terminals in big sugar producers like Brazil, 140,000 employees in sixty-five countries, and 350 chartered cargo vessels calling on 6,000 ports, Cargill is the global food chain.
    Note: Fascinating. I had heard of Cargill, but I'm staggered by the role it plays. An invisible world.