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  • Sergie shared from First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process by Robert D. Richardson
    "Things seem to tend downward, to justifydespon- dency, to promote rogues, to defeat the just; and by knaves as by martyrs, the just cause is carried forward. Although knaves win in every political struggle, although society seems to be delivered over from the hands of one set of criminals into the hands of another set of criminals, as fast as the government is changed, and the march of civilization is a train of felonies, yet"-and here he finally turns-"yet, general ends are somehow answered."
    Note: Yet, the general ends are somehow answered...
  • Sergie shared from The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman
    I write best early in the morning, after eight hours of sleep.
    Note: After 8hrs of sleep I can even wright poetry.
  • Sergie shared from Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    A rich person becomes trapped by belongings that take control of him, degrading his sleep at night, raising the serum concentration of his stress hormones, diminishing his sense of humor, perhaps even causing hair to grow on the tip of his nose and similar ailments.
    Note: Lol, Hair on tip of one's nose (except for the period of naïve feeling of perpetual stability):
  • Sergie shared from Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    A man is honorable in proportion to the personal risks he takes for his opinion—in other words, the amount of downside he is exposed to.
    Note: Elitism ingredient:
  • Sergie shared from The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    My best definition of a nerd: someone who asks you to explain an aphorism.
    Note: as I say: "If you have to explain, you don't have to"
  • Sergie shared from Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America by Ann Coulter
    A liberal would stare at you slack-jawed if you explained that the federal government, via Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, forced politically correct lending policies on the banks—policies that were attacked by Republicans but ferociously defended by Democrats—and that the banks’ suicidal loans were then bundled into mortgage-backed securities and dispersed throughout the entire financial system, which poisoned the economy, bringing down powerful institutions, such as Lehman Brothers, and destroying innumerable families’ financial portfolios.
  • Sergie shared from a Personal Document
    The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. The objection to it is not that it is predominantly painful, but that it is lacking in sense. H. L. Mencken (Quoted in Baltimore Evening Sun, 1926)
    Note: RIP BAB <aka Beryoza>
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