+  2023-01-26 17:59

40 mass shootings in the USA since the start of 2023… and January isn’t over yet.

For me, one of the attributes of a #civilization is the effective outsourcing of physical #security, not requiring us to carry a club, a sword or a Glock at all times. 🤔

 +  2023-01-24 19:56

“#America is a kind, generous place… if you have money. It’s a rapacious, violent place if you don’t have #money.

To be wealthy in America is to be loved. People find you interesting, they want to know you. You have a broader selection of mates.

I think about money a lot. I did nothing but pretty much #work for 20 years. I don’t remember much else but work. It cost me my hair. It cost me my first #marriage. And it was worth it.”

— Scott Galloway.

How bleak of a life, how shallow of a #civilization? And generation after generation built it, knowingly, on purpose. But worry not, Scott believes #depression can be solved with antidepressants.

If you have the money. More pills, more money, more work, more pills, more…

 +  2022-10-13 10:34

Explain to me how we can hope for something humane and virtuous out of our #civilization when Carnot’s “Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu” received little attention from contemporaries, the guy died at 36… And now we switch the #AC, open a cold beer & ask “Carnot who?”

 +  2010-10-08 08:40

“#Civilization is reviving itself into a pathologically short #attention span.” – Stewart BRAND. Resist! Stay focused, longer.

 +  2009-11-04 14:07

Fuck! I got #bronchitis and I feel like crap. Worst: no more long #running or hard #cycling! #Frustrated gift of #civilization


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