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It's a fine line between living for the moment and being a sociopath.

Patricia B McConnell: For The Love Of A Dog.

Pema Chodron: The Places That Scare You

Daniel Wallace: Mr Sebastian & the Negro Magician

All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. --Pablo Neruda

Friday, June 05, 2009

Big Fun

I haven't blogged in a while, but that doesn't stop the stockpile of stuff I *want* to blog about from growing and growing and growing.

Here's a whole mess of stuff Big Fun has been pointing me to. I've been meaning to write a little about each of these, but that's just keeping me from posting them, at all.

"...Instead of gathering on collective farms, we gather in collective worlds. Instead of state factories, we have desktop factories connected to virtual co-ops. Instead of sharing drill bits, picks, and shovels, we share apps, scripts, and APIs. Instead of faceless politburos, we have faceless meritocracies, where the only thing that matters is getting things done. Instead of national production, we have peer production. Instead of government rations and subsidies, we have a bounty of free goods."

Kevin Kelly in Wired, “The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online” (via somethingchanged)

“ This is why our problem is not just economic; it’s spiritual. We have mistaken consuming for living."

Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish, in the Atlantic

“ I want to remind you that financial success is not the only goal or the only measure of success. It’s easy to get caught up in the heady buzz of making money. You should regard money as fuel for what you really want to do, not as a goal in and of itself. Money is like gas in the car — you need to pay attention or you’ll end up on the side of the road — but a well-lived life is not a tour of gas stations!"

Tim O’Reilly
(via poortaste, via wreckandsalvage, via klaatu)

“ I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does."

Jorge Luis Borges
(via affremblequotes)

“ The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."

Friedrich Nietzsche

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