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Think outside

Just thought: The best way to think outside the box is to eliminate it altogether. I have no idea what it means, yet. More precisely, I have no idea what I mean by it. But it has potential; it’s vague enough, I think, to have some “new age” meaning given to it later on, if [...]

7/4/13 / Happy happy joy joy

Privacy policy bullshit Why the fuck do companies – lawyers really, I suppose – make statements like the following in their privacy policies? will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. Isn’t that the legalese equivalent of saying the [...]

On tradition

I’m just not convinced that this is the way it has always been done, and so should continue to be so is a smart enough argument to do something a certain way just because tradition dictates, i.e., because the status quo is such. My simple point is that tradition is great and all but not [...]

3/13/13 / Long sleep

Useless I have just decided that every universally applicable axiom of life[5] is utterly devoid of any value toward guiding you how to act in your day-to-day life, toward abiding to said axiom. “Universal truths” like the following come to mind: Life is all about balance[6] Practice discipline For advice you can actually implement, it’s [...]

On taking failure personally

[abp: 0865479410] …the idea that a person could be ‘a failure’ had sprung directly from the growth of entrepreneurial capitalism … One crucial development … was the emergence of credit rating agencies, whose role was to sit in judgment upon individuals seeking loans from banks, helping the banks determine the risk they would be taking [...]

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