• It is necessary for me to be extremely frugal for some time, till I have paid what I owe.
  • To endeavour to speak truth in every instance; to give nobody expectations that are not likely to be answered, but aim at sincerity in every word and action — the most amiable excellence in a rational being.
  • To apply myself industriously to whatever business I take in hand, and not divert my mind from my business by any foolish project of growing suddenly rich; for industry and patience are the surest means of plenty.
  • I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.
aug 10 2014 ∞
aug 10 2014 +
  • What you’ve been taught.
  • What you assume is true because you’ve heard it repeated by others.
  • What you feel, no matter how subtle.
  • What you don’t know.
  • What you learn from your own experience.

These are the ways we know nearly everything about the world around us.

feb 24 2014 ∞
feb 24 2014 +
  • Follow your curiosity
  • Perseverance is priceless
  • Focus on the present
  • The imagination is powerful
  • Make mistakes
  • Live in the moment
  • Create value
  • Don’t expect different results
  • Knowledge comes from experience
  • Learn the rules and then play better
dec 23 2012 ∞
dec 23 2012 +
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Covey
  • A Brief History of Time by Hawking
  • The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
  • Existentialism and Human Emotion by Sartre
  • Genetic Engineering in Agriculture by Altieri
  • Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing by Neill
  • Techgnosis by Davis
  • Red Mars by Robinson
sep 1 2012 ∞
mar 16 2014 +
  • Self-actualization - morality, creativity, spontenaity, problem solving, lack of prejudice, acceptance of facts
  • Esteem - self-esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others, respect by others
  • Love/belonging - friendship, family, sexual intimacy
  • Safety - security of: body, employment, resources, morality, the family, health, property
  • Physiological - breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, homeostasis, excretion
  • LOVE
sep 1 2012 ∞
sep 1 2012 +
  • A Matter of Degrees to John
  • Bluebeard to Hana
  • Cosmos to Sam
  • The Journey of Man to Mark
  • Summerhill and NCSU bookmark to Parker
aug 19 2012 ∞
nov 25 2012 +

by Stefan Sagmeister

  • Thinking life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.
  • Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.
  • Drugs are fun in the beginning but become a drag later on.
  • Being not truthful works against me.
  • Keeping a diary supports personal development.
  • Everybody who is honest is interesting.
  • Low expectations are a good strategy
  • Assuming is stifling.
  • Helping other people helps me.
  • Trying to look good limits my life.
  • Having guts always works for me.
  • My dreams have no meaning.
  • If I want to explore a new direction professionally, it is helpful to try it out for myself first.
  • Everything I do always comes back to me.
sep 19 2012 ∞
sep 19 2012 +
  • Build home
  • Build permaculture garden
  • Build think tank
  • Build intentional community
  • Climb Olympus Mons
  • Cave dive
sep 7 2012 ∞
sep 7 2012 +

by Bobby Solomon of The Fox Is Black

  • Things get better with age. I remember myself at 19, 23, 26. I would never go back. The Bobby I am now is so much better than my younger versions.
  • William DeVaughn said it best, “Be thankful for what you got.”
  • Patience is a virtue – and a handy tool in the age of the Internet.
  • Right is always right. This was the logic for every video game I ever played growing up.
  • Your opinion is just that, your own. Just because someone doesn’t agree with you doesn’t mean they’re wrong. Being open minded means being a good human being.
  • Never stop learning. The day you stop learning is the day you start dying.
  • Change is the only constant in life.
  • Life is cyclical. Sometimes you’re at t...
sep 19 2012 ∞
sep 19 2012 +
  • Remember you will die. Maybe even today. Don’t forget that. Don’t forget to be thankful for your health. For the ability to walk. For the time you get to spend with the person you love. For your siblings. For whatever it is that you have today. It’s not yours, it can be stolen away at any moment. So while you have it on loan, cherish it.
  • Exercise, almost every day. Maybe this is just me. But if I’m not active, I can’t trust myself. I can’t trust my emotions, my reactions, my thinking. Regular exercise resets me.
  • To know what you think, write it down. Forcing myself to write something down, to structure it, to let it see light is the best way for me to clarify what I actually think about something.
  • You end up being the average of the people you spend your life with. You become a ...
jan 3 2015 ∞
jan 3 2015 +

by Isaac Asimov

  • A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
  • A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  • A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  • A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
feb 24 2014 ∞
feb 24 2014 +

By Nadia Kalman

  • Eavesdrop.
  • Pretend imaginary people are real.
  • Mutter to yourself.
nov 27 2012 ∞
nov 27 2012 +
  • Carrboro: E.O. Wilson Foundation
  • Boone: Caving with Nathan
  • Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, Air & Space
  • Florida: TVP, KSC, Coral Castle, Aquarius, Epcot
  • Texas: JSC, Paragon
  • Arizona: Biosphere 2, Paragon
  • California: ARC
  • Norway, Denmark, Sweden
  • Belgium: Nemo33
  • Nimbin, Australia; New Zealand
  • Tibet, Thailand, Japan, China, India
  • Mt. Rainier, Crater Lake, Mt. St. Helens, Hoh Rainforest, Glacier, Vita Wu
  • Bonnaroo, Transformist, Burning Man
aug 19 2012 ∞
nov 13 2012 +
  • The Art of Loving by Fromm
  • The Tipping Point by Gladwell
  • 20,000 Leagues by Verne
  • The Alchemist by Coelho
  • Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner
  • A New Earth by Tolle
  • The Power of Now by Tolle
  • The Fountainhead by Rand
  • Solaris by Lem
  • Hyperion by Simmons
  • Cyberia by Rushkoff
  • From Counterculture to Cyberculture by Turner
  • What the Dormouse Said by Markoff
sep 1 2012 ∞
mar 16 2014 +

by Scott Adams

  • Make a will.
  • Pay off your credit cards.
  • Get term life insurance if you have a family to support.
  • Fund your 401k to the maximum.
  • Fund your IRA to the maximum.
  • Buy a house if you want to live in a house and can afford it.
  • Put six months worth of expenses in a money-market account.
  • Take whatever money is left over and invest 70% in a stock index fund and 30% in a bond fund through any discount broker and never touch it until retirement.
  • If any of this confuses you, or you have something special going on (retirement, college planning, tax issues), hire a fee-based financial planner, not one who charges a percentage of your portfolio.
aug 7 2012 ∞
sep 19 2012 +
  • Hana C.
  • Derek W.
  • Ian T.
  • Jesse W.
  • Parker J.
  • Ty C.
  • Matt O.
  • Walker S.
  • Emily W.
  • Justin B.
  • Tyler S.
  • Evan B.
aug 18 2012 ∞
oct 7 2012 +

Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit.
  • Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
  • Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
  • Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups.
  • Repackage food to minimize waste.
  • Use a map and compass to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns or flagging.

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

  • Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, gravel, dry grasses or snow.
  • Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and streams.
may 8 2014 ∞
may 8 2014 +
  • Eat a balanced diet that includes breakfast and 5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Exercise on most days of the week for a total of 150 minutes or more per week.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Engage in healthy activities that reduce stress.
  • Sleep 7-9 hours nightly.
  • Nurture friendships for social support.
  • Seek help if you are feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or alone.
oct 22 2012 ∞
oct 22 2012 +
  • Big Fish, The Abyss, Junebug from Dad
  • Enter Hero Demo and Skinny Legs and All from Hana
  • Futurama from Ryan
  • Time Travel in Einstein's Universe from Sherif
aug 19 2012 ∞
nov 3 2012 +

by Roman Krznaric

  • Cultivate curiosity about strangers.
  • Challenge prejudices and discover commonalities.
  • Get into the “extreme sport” of experiential empathy.
  • Practice the art of conversation (listen and share).
  • Inspire mass action and social change.
  • Develop an ambitious imagination (extend empathy not just to the downtrodden).
aug 27 2012 ∞
sep 19 2012 +
  • Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • The Right Stuff
  • CHRONOS
  • SAMSARA
  • Solaris
  • Starman
  • A Town Called Panic (Netflix)
  • Oldboy (Netflix)
  • Dogtooth (Netflix)
  • Trainspotting (Netflix)
  • Ecological Footprint (Netflix)
  • Braveheart (Netflix)
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Life of Pi
  • Hyde Park on Hudson
  • If...
  • The Master
  • The Sound of Music
aug 19 2012 ∞
apr 5 2014 +