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  • R. shared from Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Meadows. Donella
    If a frog turns right and catches a fly, and then turns left and catches a fly, and then turns around backward and catches a fly, the purpose of the frog has to do not with turning left or right or backward but with catching flies. If a government proclaims its interest in protecting the environment but allocates little money or effort toward that goal, environmental protection is not, in fact, the government’s purpose. Purposes are deduced from behavior, not from rhetoric or stated goals.
    Note: All preferences are revealed.
  • R. shared from Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
    It is the lucky ones who serve; the unlucky ones drift into the murky tide of hustles and odd jobs; many will drown.
  • R. shared from Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
    It is the lucky ones who serve; the unlucky ones drift into the murky tide of hustles and odd jobs; many will drown.
  • R. shared from Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won by L. Jon Wertheim, Tobias Moskowitz
    ‘There’s an I in win. So which way do you want it?
  • R. shared from Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
    BEING TIRED doesn't make you done. Being hungry or sore doesn't either. Needing to pee doesn't have to stop you. A picture is done when the pencil and paint are done. The telephone doesn't interrupt. Nothing else gets your attention. While the inspiration comes, you keep going.