Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Paul Ehrlich: The Population Bomb


Paul Ehrlich: The Population Bomb

The master predicament that remains unaddressed Full description and comment at: http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast... In 1968, Paul Ehrlich released his ground-breaking book

The Population Bomb, which awoke the national consciousness to the collision-course world population growth is on with our planet's finite resources. His work was reinforced several years later by the Limits To Growth report issued by the Club of Rome. Fast-forward almost 50 years later, and 

Ehrlich's book reads more like a 'how to' manual. Nearly all the predictions it made are coming to pass, if they haven't already. Ehrlich admits that things are even more dire than he originally forecasted; not just from the size of the predicament, but because of the lack of social willingness and political courage to address or even acknowledge the situation.

CHANGE IS A CONSTANT: Paul R. Ehrlich warned about the consequences of population growth and limited resources

CHANGE IS A CONSTANT: Paul R. Ehrlich warned about the consequences of p...: Paul R. Ehrlich  in 1974. Born:  Paul Ralph Ehrlich May 29, 1932 (age 86) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , U.S. Residence Stanford, Cal...

Monday, March 18, 2019

Expect More of Yourself

You need to push yourself beca
use you are the one who knows which goals you prioritize as  most important to yourself. Urge yourself on with self-talk. 

If you would like to accomplish something, you must first expect it of yourself. - Wayne Dyer

 #quote #weekendwisdom

Saturday, March 16, 2019

"without regret they fall and scatter cherry blossoms"


"without regret

 they fall and scatter
 cherry blossoms"

 Issa Kobayashi

 (image: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka)

Kazuko M.‏ @EstherHawdon 

The Meaning of History

The Meaning of History

The present is the past rolled up for action and the past is the present unrolled for understanding.  - Will Durant

Will and Ariel Durant on the Meaning of History
In the audio version of The Lessons of History you can find excerpts of interviews with the authors Will and Ariel Durant where they explore the meaning of history.
I think the audio book is worth picking up just for these alone.
Here is one excerpt from the interviews, not the book, where Will Durant talks about whether history makes sense.
Well, a lot of people have thought that. Voltaire thought that history is the record of the crimes and absurdities of mankind. I thought that was a very unworthy definition. I should say history is the record of the activities of mankind and it has two sides — one is the crimes and absurdities and the other is the contributions to civilization, the lasting developments which enabled each generation to proceed with a larger heritage than the one before. And that to me is the meaning of history.
The meaning of history is that it is man laid bare. You see there are two ways of arriving at a large perspective, which would be a definition of philosophy, a large perspective. One is by studying the external world through science in all its aspects. You come to some general conclusion then, the way Hebert Spencer did, approaching it from that point of view, as an engineer. The other is to examine how man has behaved for the last six or ten thousand years and consequently history becomes the best guide we have to what man is and we have to presume that one of the lessons of it is that he continues to behave basically, in each generation, as he behaved in the generation before. His instincts are the same, the basic situations that he faces are the same. Naturally he makes similar responses: he makes poetical organizations, he makes love affairs, he over-eats, and so forth so that the present is the past rolled up for action and the past is the present unrolled for understanding.
Still curious?Check out Three Lessons of Biological History.

Kurt Vonnegut, Shape of Stories (subtitulos castellano)


Kurt Vonnegut Lecture

February 4, 2004 
The Case College Scholars Program

Friday, April 21, 2017

Eastern Philosophy Quotes

  "Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

"You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger." — Buddhist Proverb

 "The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher."

"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence." — Thich Nhat Hanh

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Don’t sweat the small stuff. That’s how the saying goes, right?

How to make an attitude adjustment by using his  uplifting approach:

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

Don't Sweat the MS  

Don’t sweat the small stuff. That’s how the saying goes, right?

But what if the seemingly smaller aspects of your life are actually the ones that drive your engine and spirit?

Life with multiple sclerosis is not easy.

 Energy needs to be rationed. 

The odd and sometimes agonizing sensations never cease. 

Pain is constant. 

The quantity and quality of vision and mobility is negotiated on a moment-to-moment basis.

I once had a bad relapse that caused foot drop, prohibiting me from walking straight because my left foot dragged behind me. 

Blurred and limited vision is a regular occurrence. 

Vertigo surprises me often.

These ailments were and are incredibly difficult to cope with, but I feel oddly energized to fight them and continue on.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Octopus eggs, Altruism movement, Fachidiots, and Trump Times

The effective altruism movement has something of the holier-than-thou about it. It's almost a religion complete with sackcloth.

fachidiot: Noun. A derogatory term for a one-track specialist who is an expert in his field, but takes a blinkered approach to multi-faceted problems.

Learn to Be Ruthless With Your Time | Mindful focus tip #3 

George Bush has a reportedly NSFW description of what happened during Trump's inauguration speech

FT Weekend MagazineVerified account @FTMag Mar 24
In praise of 'useless endeavours'

The Daily Edge Retweeted Armando
Because as said just last year:
"If you're not guilty of a crime, what do you want immunity for?"

The Daily Edge added,

Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI, testified for 11 hours before Congress, and made countless public statements without immunity.