jamie pascal

La Jolla, CA, United States

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jamie pascal
Posted over 2 years ago
What is your favourite quote and why?
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult. History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes Enlightenment: the slow-dawning understanding that the world is unfolding according to its own inner properties of cause and effect, probability and chance, without any regard for human feelings. No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures. Freedom is born of great discipline. It does not matter where you come from, it matters where you are going. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt The least we know, the stronger we believe I hear, i forget; i see, i remember; i do and i understand A harmful truth is better than a useful lie If you make people think their thinking, they love you; if you make them really think, they hate you I was too weak to be a leader, too strong to be a follower One learns from defeat, not from victory Learning tolerance while fighting ignorance When you let "wonder" die, your time has passed The readiness to answer all questions is an infallible sign of stupidity You only live once; make sure it is enough If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together Short termism is the war that the present wages against the future Planning is essential; plans are useless Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd We need to learn to succeed and not just to win. The least evidence we have, the more dogmatic we become The greater your area of knowledge grows, so it does your perimeter of ignorance Beware conventional wisdom and groupthink. Be skeptical of tidy explanations for complex past events. Be even more skeptical of confident predictions of future human behavior. A delusion that lasts a decade it is not a delusion; it is an institution Liberty is allowing people to do things you disapprove of. News is what is hidden; everything else is publicity Mankind is becoming a single unit, and that for a unit to fight against itself is suicide
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jamie pascal
Posted over 2 years ago
What is your favourite quote and why?
Every wise saying has an opposite one A text out of context is a pretext Even a broken clock is right twice a day All models are wrong but some are useful You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough Doubt requires more courage than conviction does, and more energy; because conviction is a resting place and doubt is infinite. Uncertainty is the silence under the chatter of our time Happiness: a way of travel, not a destination The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. In youth we learn; in age we understand Pay attention. You can't learn from what you choose to forget or decide to ignore The plural of anecdote is data Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment Fall seven times, stand up eight Strive for progress, not perfection If you only judge yourself by success, you are setting yourself up for failure Pride is a close relative of narcissism Privilege yields opportunity, and opportunity confers responsibilities Great wisdom looks like stupidity Study extensively, inquire carefully, ponder thoroughly, sift clearly, practice earnestly Practice discipline to stop the onslaught of illusion Indulged doubt becomes denial At the moment you choose to stop growing, your world will begin to shrink The immediate trumps the important Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you
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jamie pascal
Posted over 6 years ago
Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe
WHAT IF, in the same way that we finally realized that after so many amazonian tribes were destroyed by human contact from elsewhere during the 20th century, and now we have decided to stop any intentional contact, what if the advanced cultures of our galaxy have decided to do the same with us, so to avoid our immediate collapse?