Not only the biggest and shiniest

“If you start thinking that only your biggest and shiniest moments count, you’re setting yourself up to feel like a failure most of the time.” ― Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Robots and compulsory labor

In the introduction of his novel “The Naked Sun” Isaac Asimov wrote about the origins of the word “Robot”, which is very  interesting: “Mechanical human beings are to be found in ancient and medieval myths and legends, and the word “robot” originally appeared in Karl Capek’s play R.U.R., which was first staged in 1921 in […]

The meaning of life

“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.” ~ Joseph Campbell (1904-1987)

Effort and victory

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.” ― Mahatma Gandhi I’ve just read this quote cited in the book:  “Inner Productivity: A Mindful Path To Efficiency And Enjoyment In Your Work” by Christopher R. Edgar But, I have to say, I am not enjoying this book. It seems like […]

Outer or inner menace?

“Isn’t it sad that you can tell people that the ozone layer is being depleted, the forests are being cut down, the deserts are advancing steadily, that the greenhouse effect will raise the sea level 200 feet, that overpopulation is choking us, that pollution is killing us, that nuclear war may destroy us – and […]

Obviousness

“It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say ‘It’s as plain as the nose on your face.’ But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?” ― Isaac Asimov, I, Robot