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"People who multitask all the time can't filter out irrelevancy. They can't manage a working memory. They're chronically distracted." 
Having 20 tabs open on your laptop while Snapchatting with your best friend eating a sandwich and listening to Taylor Swift is overwhelming. And makes...
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Exactly, one loses the relevancy :)
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"Until pretty recently, most of the world's population didn't live in cities, and so their contact with strangers was limited--mostly to the road and the marketplace. So it's important to start with the fact that the ways in which strangers relate in public are both historically and locally contingent."
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"You gotta be in the game. By virtue of the fact that reflexive cynicism is rampant, showing up requires a lot of courage. I don't downplay that at all. I feel like I'm up against it all the time in my own life." -- still one of my favorite interviews ever, with Brene Brown. 
In Daring Greatly Bren Brown illustrates why in business as in life giving your alland asking your team to give their allmeans opening up.
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On (and off) recharging.
You need energy to do your best work or be a good friend or partner. Weekends give energy. So learn how to do them well.
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Of course. Feel free to quote the piece. 
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Happening upon this, I think, "holy shit": 

"A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty."
ESSAY II Self-Reliance. I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instil is of more value than any thought they may contain.
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"There’s a great quote by Nietzsche that I think of when when I’m standing on the edge looking down at 11,000 meters of water: 'When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares into you.' If you think you’re ready come on down."
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"The first step towards nonviolence, which is surely an absolute obligation we all bear, is to begin to think critically, and to ask others to do the same. "
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It is essentially easy to ask people one of two things, one is things you yourself practice. Secondly if you ask people to do something for you no matter  how small it is nice to be followed up with an apporpiate thank-you.
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Crucifixion was a punishment that Rome reserved almost exclusively for crimes against the state — crimes like sedition or insurrection, treason or rebellion. That’s all that you could be crucified for. So, again, if that’s all you know about Jesus, then you know enough to think that perhaps this guy was a little bit more of a trouble maker, or a little more revolutionary, than we think. 

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Absolutely revolutionary!  ...and we still haven't begun to understand how he forever changed the world forever!!
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In which I attempt to be a quarter as classy and brilliant as Oliver Sacks. 
Author neurologist and generally excellent dude Oliver Sacks shows how advanced age can bring advanced creativity.
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My second piece for the Week. 
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Well said, Sean. It'll be fascinating to see how app/service retention graphs along generational and other demographics. 
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"if we want the rewards of being loved we have to submit to the mortifying ordeal of being known."
Hearing other people’s uncensored opinions of you is an unpleasant reminder that you’re just another person in the world.
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"       Even  in Kyoto—
hearing the cuckoo's cry—
       I long for Kyoto.


It has a certain post-modern quality that gives it a great contemporary appeal, yet describes a very essential truism about the nature of life.    This is a poem about memory and nostalgia and, probably more importantly, it addresses the second of the 4 Noble Truths: "the origin of suffering is attachment."   What is felt here is the sweetness, the very humanness, of the pain caused by attachment." 
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