I'm tooting highlights from "The Strange Order of Things" by Antonio Damasio using #tsot19
This has got to be the greatest tech bird-flip of 2019. I can only hope to pull of such a feat in my lifetime.
Son beat me at first-to-five dominos. #prouddad
Here lies the great evolutionary novelty of human cultures, the possibility of denying our genetic inheritance an absolute control over our fate, at least temporarily. #tsot19
Happy 25th year, blogging https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/12/blogging-twenty-five-years-old-all-grown-up
The 4 stages of tool mastery:
- Pain: everything is incomprehensible, obtuse, even downright hostile. Nothing is intuitive or easy. Frustration is high.
However, lessons learned are very valuable: patience, humility and double-checking everything will serve you well in the future.
- Toil and Burden: you feel blocked at every turn. Even the simplest tasks seem to take hours. You tear your hair out.
However, there are also flashes of light, "aha!" moments. Value these and press on.
It is the feeling part of us humans that generates our vulnerabilities, that is essential for us to experience personal suffering and joy and empathize with the suffering and joy of others. #tsot19
The scope of human suffering and joys is uniquely human, thanks to the resonance of feelings in memories of the past and in the memories they have constructed of the anticipated future. #tsot19