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  • Robert shared from The Van Rijn Method (The Technic Civilization Saga) by Poul Anderson
    We do not know where we are going. Nor do most of us care. For us it is enough that we are on our way.
    Note: this thinking could be freeing
  • Robert shared from The Van Rijn Method (The Technic Civilization Saga) by Poul Anderson
    To explain the concept "nation" is stiffly upwind. As a snatching at the task—Within a sharply defined territory dwell a large number of humans who, in a subtle sense which goes beyond private property or shared range, identify their souls with this land and with each other. Law and mutual obligation are maintained less by usage and pride than by physical violence or the threat thereof on the part of that institution called the government. It is as if a single group could permanently cry Oherran against the entire rest of society, bring death and devastation wherever it chose, and claimed this...
    Note: something all nationalists must face... eventually
  • Robert shared from Foundation's Fear (Foundation Trilogy) by Gregory Benford
    Hypocrites! They require martyrs as leeches require blood. They thrive on self-sacrifice—provided that the selves they sacrifice are not their own.
    Note: something hard to consider from an heir to Asimov
  • Robert shared from Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
    many people (many really good people) spend all day trying to defend what they do, trying to sell what they’ve always sold, and trying to prevent their organizations from being devoured by the forces of the new. It must be wearing them out. Defending mediocrity is exhausting.
    Note: this is something to understand
  • Robert shared from Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
    Leaders make change.
    Note: change is today's capital
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