"Whenever I've tried to free my life from a set of circumstances that continuously oppress it, I've been instantly surrounded by other circumstances of the same order, as if the inscrutable web of creation were irrevocably at odds with me. I yank from my neck a hand that was choking me, and see that my own hand is tied to a noose that fell around my neck when I freed it from the stranger's hand. When I gingerly remove the noose, it's with my own hands that I nearly strangle myself." (F. Pessoa)
Can you imagine the numbers in 10 years time? The climate crisis is a humanitarian crisis.
If there was only some kind of technology that Johnson, Sunak, and Javid could use while self-isolating to discuss this and come to some kind of agreement... 🤔
What's the opposite of "where there's a will, there's a way"? 🙄
@rudolf I literally write about privacy stuff and your toot is the first I'm hearing of it.
(and I went through almost every app in F-Droid the other day!)
"The certification of privilege has always been as important a function of education as bringing about learning, but there is a possibility that the real winners in a rapidly changing world will be those who are open to alternatives and able to respect and value those who are different. These winners will not require that others become losers."
"Human beings tend to regard the conventions of their own societies as natural, often as sacred. One of the great steps forward in history was learning to regard that who spoke odd-sounding languages and had different smells and habits as fully human, as similar to oneself. The next step from this realization, the step which we have still not fully made, is the willingness to question and purposefully alter one's own conditions and habits, to learn by observing others."
"Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it." (Epictetus)
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