You make me want to be a better man.
Salman Khan is the creator of the Khan Academy, a free, open education project of epic proportions. It a man giving his time to truly educate people on a myriad of topics, all for free. He’s been offered millions to go big with the project and he refuses. He says his modest house and two Hondas are enough. He’s the man.
Sam Harris is about to get his Ph.D in neuroscience, and he spends his life touring the country debating people on the topic of opposing superstition, advocating reason, and pursuing a collaborative, objective moral framework. Basically, he’s performing perhaps the single most important function for all of humanity–no exaggeration.
Me? I have a blog and a cool tech job. Lame.
These people are living. They are providing the ultimate service to humanity and I am doing nothing but watching. I am partially alive; I have the promise of life within me. Nothing more.
I do not live a real life because I’m bound by material wants. I like living in SF, driving a BMW, eating out all the time. Fuck that. Real life is teaching. Real life is learning. Real life is moving us off this path of stupidity.
Take action or you’re a pussy. Let this be a reminder. ::