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Being

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

Dec 082021
 

“To thine own self be true” is not the advice of Shakespeare, or even Hamlet, but that old windbag Polonius.

Oct 192021
 

The characteristics of the flock cannot be inferred from the bird, or those of the hive from the bee: and so it is with men in a country, in a city, in a crowd.

Oct 082021
 

It is widely conceded that rich is better than poor, thin than fat, clever than dim, beautiful than ugly; yet the plausible inference that rich, thin, clever, beautiful people are better than poor, fat, dim, and ugly ones remains controversial.

Sep 242021
 

The coward burdens himself with obligations to have unassailable reasons not to act courageously.

Sep 062021
 

Evil is the officer corps in the army of stupid.

Sep 022021
 

Good, like happiness, is best achieved by indirection.

Sep 012021
 

As robots become more like humans, so humans become more like robots.