January 15, 2023•457 words
"On a very deep and personal level (during covid) we were all forced to live with the sum of decisions that we (had) made (or failed to make)....and there is an incredible despair and guilt that came with that." - John Pageau podcast
"What I owe to (the Inklings) is incalculable. Is there any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire? - C.S. Lewis
"It may seem like a binary outcome in the moment, but all failure scenarios are not equally bad, just as all success scenarios are not equally good." - Dalton Caldwell, YCombinator
"There is only one way of thinking that is capable of making progress or of surviving in the long run and that is the way of seeking good explanations through creativity and criticism.
What lies ahead of us in any case - is infinity. All we can choose is whether it is an infinity of ignorance or of knowledge.
Right or wrong. Death or life." -The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch
Watch Draymond Green Speak About Greatness
“As a competitor, if you’re trying to do something meaningful, if you don’t have the mindset that you’re the best ever, you’ve failed already. So if you don’t have the mindset that you are the best reporter ever, then you’ve already failed. That’s been my mindset since I can remember, that will be my mindset as long as I can remember anything. That I am the best ever at what I do. Every day that I step on the basketball floor, I will strive to be that, but my mindset will always be as such as I am the best to do what I do. That’ll get me a shot at being the best.”
“Before you can even reach anything, you have to believe it. You don’t just mistakenly become great at something. You probably at one time or another believed that you could be great at that, and then you work to be great at that, and you reach that greatness. But you don’t mistakenly become great. And then you start to believe, ‘Oh man, I’m great at that.’ Nah, you believed that before, and you worked to get that, so I always believe that, and I work every day to reach that.”
"If you talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered." - Stanley Kubrick
"Social Media" is the false projection of your digital self." - Isaac Garcia, 2012
"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world." - Emerson
"The cave you fear to enter contains the treasure you seek."