If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (via subtle-body)
The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful.
- Milan Kundera, from The Unbearable Lightness of Being, trans. Michael Henry Heim (via growing-orbits)
When we look up at the sky, we are trying to find the way back to ourselves.
- Jostein Gaardner, Sophie’s World (via wandertowonder)
Look around you, don’t you feel the hatred of others? Look inside you, doesn’t it start always with you? Just do not deceive yourself, admit it, evolve from it and choose love.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
- Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
A “Human Being” is not an animal body, but information which in principle will be able to exist in any carrier and even without it, in any space, dimension. As Norbert Wiener, the founder of cybernetics, argued, a “human” can be passed at any distance (meaning that a human being is information, not protein formation).
- Michael Laitman, PhD
Nevertheless, what I can say is that it is possible that humanity would disappear before this continuous unfolding of egoistic actions, but in fact that is not even a problem. The Universe will continue to exist, to create planets, stars, galaxies, clusters, black holes and life and we would just have lost the opportunity to experience all this and to know more and explore more of what exists and does not exist.
- Humanpost (it is strange to quote myself but here it is)
I am driven by two main philosophies, know more about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.