“A selfie, like any photograph, interrupts experience to mark the moment…. The selfie makes us accustomed to putting ourselves and those around us ‘on pause’ in order to document our lives. It is an extension of how we have learned to put our conversations ‘on pause’ when we send or receive a text, an image,…


“I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.” James Halliday (from Ready Player One by Ernest Cline)

Philosophy from Hobbes

Primum vivere, deinde philosophari First, live; then philosophize. –Hobbes

Old things…

Burn old logs. Drink old wine. Read old books. Keep old friends. –Alphonso X of Spain

Things happen for a reason

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” Marilyn…

Do you know what you think?

The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know whta he thinks. –Mortimer Adler

Use laws that are old, but food that is fresh. –Periander of Corinth

Lindy Effect

When the beard (or hair) is black: Heed the reasoning, but ignore the conclusion. When the beard is gray: Consider both reasoning and conclusion. When the beard is white: Skip the reasoning, but mind the conclusion.