Being

Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
—Cunningham

Jun 232020
 

How do I know what I am until I see what I do?

Jun 192020
 

People don’t change: they unfold.

Jun 152020
 

Human development has increasingly prolonged childhood and adolescence, now often fifty years or more.

Jun 022020
 

The difficulty with which success imagines failure makes for hard-heartedness, and the ease with which failure imagines success makes for envy.

May 252020
 

My father’s two fundamental rules for computer programming were Optimize Later and Optimize Never; and this, like so much advice about programming, also goes for life.

May 222020
 

Just as there are ideas so mad that you must be clever to believe them, so there is behavior so weird that you must be clever to engage in it.

May 112020
 

Whoever can be made to believe absurdities can be made to commit atrocities, and everyone can be made to believe absurdities.