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Two Thoughts (1 - 7 January)
Sunday 1 January
Two thoughts from O’Shaughnessy Ventures:
"Wake up world.
It’s a new day.
One with infinite potential.
Let’s find yours."
"Pessimists sound smart; optimists invent the future. Now is the time to take back your creative freedom. Let’s create a better future together."
Monday 2 January
Two thoughts from Yochai Benkler:
"Imperfection is a core dimension of freedom."
“Information, knowledge, and culture are central to human freedom and human development.”
Tuesday 3 January
Two thoughts from Fyodor Dostoyevsky:
“If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.”
“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”
Wednesday 4 January
Two thoughts from Francis Crick:
“In spite of the steady accumulation of detailed knowledge, how the human brain works is still profoundly mysterious.”
"Avoid the temptation to work so hard that there is no time left for serious thinking."
Thursday 5 January
Two thoughts from Linus Pauling:
"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."
"In teaching, you do not want to COVER things, you want to UNCOVER them. The best way to get good ideas is to have lots of ideas."
Friday 6 January
Two thoughts from Kevin Kelly:
“When copies are free, you need to sell things that cannot be copied. Well, what can’t be copied? Trust, for instance.”
“We are morphing so fast that our ability to invent new things outpaces the rate we can civilize them.”
Saturday 7 January
Two thoughts from Gideon Rachman:
“Durable political systems ultimately rely on institutions, not individuals.”
“Asian nationalism is driven by rising expectations; the West’s nationalism is driven by disappointed hopes.”
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