Small progress not done today may prevent the vast progress of tomorrow. Motivation comes from within. Give in to the easy and the hard becomes harder. Great action is accomplished by recognizing that the one unconquerable large is actually many simple small. The curve of progress, for instance technology, builds upon itself until it becomes … [Read more…]
A most powerful mental problem is one you don’t know you have. When the circuitry to detect faulty circuitry is itself having errors, everything seems A-OK. Trusting what you believe to be the true simply because that’s the way you’ve always done it leads to a less than perfect outcome. Remove the faulty wiring from … [Read more…]
Lies undermine ideas. They enable a ceasing of fruitful discussion by injecting the toxic notion of ‘correct until proven wrong.’ An incorrect statement, even when it is not known to be false, can be a lie. Sometimes it is an error, not a deliberate subversion. Lies fed to us from birth sink so deep that … [Read more…]
Nothing in the flock is intelligent, but the behavior of the flock is intelligent.
A man, isolated from others, finds it very hard to have original thoughts, yet in the presence of others to synthesize new thoughts, finds it comparatively easy. This is not to say a man locked in a dark room cannot create novel thought, just that a baby raised in such an environment is unlikely to.
Human society can be thought of as a superorganism toward the goal of propagating the species.
A mind that reflects back upon itself is capable of limitless expansion.