When it finally sunk through my thick skull how pointless most arguing is, the world started to change. It appeared... more beautiful. I see that it is easier to say "I don't care" vs. "I don't know." Sadly (or is it?) I feel like the opposite. I often care, but rarely know.
You and I both posted on something in Android the other day, and I feel the same. I'm no longer getting in the mix of these stupid comments some people make, it doesn't do anything for me but get me angry over a useless argument with people, who no matter what I say, aren't going to listen to my point of view, right or wrong.
This is hypnotic to stare at. Lydon and Snebold used census data from around the world to build a real-time simulation of births and deaths. You can just stare at the map and watch green dots pop up as people are born, red dots as people die, and watch the flow of life across the planet.
This really drives home the fact that births are happening a lot more than deaths -- and that these births are not evenly distributed. (Pro tip: If you reincarnate, your odds are really high that you are going to end up in India, China, or Africa. Remember this when you're planning things, because death makes for a great Veil of Ignorance)
Oddly enough, this conversations came up at work the other day. I started it with, "No matter how hard I try, I cannot get used to one space after a period on a sentence." Immediately, everyone over 30 said, "WTF, it's supposed to be two spaces." Under thirty, "What are you talking about?"
I'm just glad no one had spears or throwing stars.