Loneliness is a state of mind

But I wasn’t lonely. Loneliness, I think, has very little to do with location. It’s a state of mind. In the center of every big, bustling city are some of the loneliest people in the world. I’ve never felt that way in space. If anything, because our whole planet was on display just outside the […]

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Neuronic surges

“The robot had no feelings, only positronic surges that mimicked those feelings. (And perhaps human beings had no feelings, only neuronic surges that were interpreted as feelings.)” ― Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn (1983)

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The similarities between TV and, let’s say, Facebook ?

  “It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.” –Thomas Stearns Eliot defining the television in 1963         For more curious quotes about radio and TV click here.

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The one constant in our lives is change

Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished. The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary as all the people you’re ever been. The one constant in our lives is change. Daniel Gilbert – Stumbling on Happiness (2007)

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Valleys of life

Perhaps his thirties will bring forth a particular kind of levity, a certain kind of serenity and calm. Or perhaps life isn’t meant to contain these absolutes. Perhaps one must sit in the valley to see the beauty of the mountaintop, to appreciate his ascent, to live a purpose-filled life. And perhaps the key is to […]

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