I’m happy to be alive because I get to experience this album, as well as endless selections of other extraordinary music.
I’m also really happy to live in this time of tremendous technological growth in which the world is changing so rapidly. It’s hard to say whether these changes are for the better or not, but whatever the case, they sure provide quite a spectacle. So much has already happened in my lifetime, and if for no other reason I am excited to live out the rest of my life just to witness more of this incredible chapter in humanity’s story.
I don’t know how to fix the system, but I am pretty sure that one of the ingredients is kindness. I think of kindness not only as the moral virtue of volunteering at a soup kitchen or even of living your life to help as many other people as possible, but also as an epistemic virtue. Epistemic kindness is kind of like humility. Kindness to ideas you disagree with. Kindness to positions you want to dismiss as crazy and dismiss with insults and mockery. Kindness that breaks you out of your own arrogance, makes you realize the truth is more important than your own glorification, especially when there’s a lot at stake.
This time-lapse footage will rearrange your grey matter in seconds. The view of Earth from space is mesmerizing.Jordan Bates
The second instalment of a wanderer on the hero's journey, meeting his guide the cacao shaman of San Marcos.Nikojive