Intelligence may be seen as a mastery of a series of life’s compromises. One must be versed extensively in the extremes of all spectrums and be comfortable working for short periods of time in them. The key is finding the perfect location between the extremes while maintaining the ability to become the epitome of either end.
The biology of life is more amazing and beautiful than I ever imagined. I want a plant for a friend. I’ll get one soon.
In an ideal world there would never be a bad time to hear the truth.
The smarter I get, the more excited I become about the prospect of being wrong about something.
Entropy is utterly depressing. — [ UPDATED November 2014 ] I remember the first time I learned about the finality of entropy. I had a job in the military maintaining an education facility. It was a place where you could come in and borrow military training books, regular books, etc. And there were tons of videos as well….
Understanding other peoples’ weaknesses doesn’t make your own any less significant.
I must ensure that I do not, as I age, come to the conclusion that I have everything figured out. I supose all serious thinkers (those who take thinking seriously) should at least, to some degree, believe they are on the right track; but is it possible to know you are right while still being open to new…
When one looks at life as a game, I would propose that one should not complain about the rules but instead focus on winning. Just because the rules are unfair and foolish doesn’t mean one can gain anything by pointing it out. Learn the rules and master them. Play the game and win. To focus on the stupidity…
I think that in an ideal lifestyle, one should be both mentally and physically tired when laying down to sleep each night. I have no evidence to support this, but I am sure it is more healthy to push both the body and mind daily. In addition to being healthy, one can also accomplish more by doing so.
I have a theory that one can determine the masculinity or femininity of a person by noting which direction they put a roll of toilet paper on the spool. I’ll gather more data.
It is both foolish and arrogant to assume that because we don’t understand something it must be divine.
To truly know and understand pure evil makes one powerful. Once you limit the fear you have of it through familiarity, it no longer has any more control over you than random violence.
Never underestimate the effect of flattery on others – or yourself.
Perhaps one of the most significant things to remember when trying to understand women is that there is a huge difference between what they think or say they want and what they actually want.