“Options, any options, by allowing you more upside than downside, are vectors of antifragility. If you “have optionality,” you don’t have much need for what is commonly called intelligence, knowledge, insight, skills, and these complicated things that take place in our brain cells. For you don’t have to be right that often. All you need is the wisdom to not do unintelligent things to hurt yourself (some acts of omission) and recognize favorable outcomes
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Ah yes, the flâneur. The connoisseur of the street. He began as a literary figure and thanks to many commentators over the years, has evolved into a practical life philosophy. Here are some quotes and words related to the concept of the flâneur and his (or her) pastime, flânerie. Flâneur Quote from Edgar Allen Poe I felt singularly aroused, startled, fascinated. “How wild a history,” I said to myself, “is written within that bosom!” Then came
Truman Show Quotes from Truman “You can’t get any further away, before you start coming back.” Truman Burbank “You never had a camera in my head!” Truman Burbank “I like to be an explorer, like the great Magellan.” Truman Burbank “Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight!” Truman Burbank “The early bird gathers no moss! The rolling stone catches the worm!” Truman Burbank “It feels like
“They say that dreams are only real as long as they last. Couldn’t you say the same thing about life?” Long Haired Man “A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage from which to view this experience. And where most consider their individual relationship to the universe, I contemplate relationships of my various selves to one another.” Man on TV “I want freedom! That’s what I want, and that’s what you should want! It’s
A Scanner Darkly Quotes: The Book “Everything in life is just for a while.” Philip K. Dick “What does a scanner see? he asked himself. I mean, really see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does a passive infrared scanner like they used to use or a cube-type holo-scanner like they use these days, the latest thing, see into me – into us – clearly or darkly? I hope it does, he thought,