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what leonardo da vinci was able to doisaiahlim

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 03:00:57 +0000

walter issacson on leonardo da vinci: What he was able to do is pause, and put things aside, and look at very ordinary things and marvel at them. Advertisements Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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some people expend tremendous energy merely to do thisisaiahlim

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 03:00:08 +0000

Albert Camus: Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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evil gathersisaiahlim

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 03:00:06 +0000

James Parker: Evil is not an active principle in this universe; it is a sluggish compound of evasion, appetite, and self-interest. It gathers around your ankles.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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the world is a gigantic assholeisaiahlim

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 03:00:44 +0000

martin luther, reformer and priest: I am like a ripe shit and the world is a gigantic asshole. We will both probably let go of each other soon.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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what must the comfortable expert do?isaiahlim

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:00:58 +0000

Warren Berger: “In a time when so much of what we know is subject to revision or obsolescence, the comfortable expert must go back to being a restless learner.”Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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why are there so many consultants?isaiahlim

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:42 +0000

henry mintzberg: “…times of uncertainty in our modern world breed magicians, witch-detectives, and consultants.”Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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when a single person breaks the rules of the gameisaiahlim

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:00:51 +0000

Václav Havel: But the moment someone breaks through in one place, when one person cries out, “The emperor is naked!”—when a single person breaks the rules of the game, thus exposing it as a game—everything suddenly appears in another light and the whole crust seems then to be made of a tissue on the point … Continue reading "when a single person breaks the rules of the game"(image)

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but to tell the truthisaiahlim

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:18 +0000

mary oliver: You want to cry aloud for your mistakes. But to tell the truth the world doesn’t need anymore of that sound.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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not with great projects, not with great theoriesisaiahlim

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:59 +0000

Erich Fromm: “…whoever tries to begin very simply, not with great projects, not with great theories, but very directly and simply to devote every day half an hour to just trying to feel, to sense what goes on in him or her yesterday—then you will slowly learn to discover lots of things.”Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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in eight easy lessonsisaiahlim

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:00:16 +0000

Erich Fromm: “Nothing that is worthwhile can be done or learnt without any effort, and even without some sacrifice, without discipline. The whole idea of learning to play music or anything else in eight easy lessons is just to get people’s money out of their pockets. ”Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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