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"Whenever we get swept up in the self-reinforcing momentum and seductive logic of some new technology, we forget to ask what else it might be doing, how else it might be working, and who ultimately benefits most from its appearance. Why time has been diced into the segments between notifications, why we feel so inadequate to the parade of images that reach us through our devices, just why it is that we feel so often feel hollow and spent. What might connect our choices and the processes that are stripping the planet, filthing the atmosphere, and impoverishing human and nonhuman lives beyond number. Whether and in what way our actions might be laying the groundwork for an oppression that is grimmer yet and still more total. And finally we forget to ask whether, in our aspiration to overcome the human, we are discarding a gift we already have at hand and barely know what to do with."

(Adam Greenfield)
“You needn't settle for a mediocre life just because the people around you did.”

(Joshua Fields Millburn)
“One who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”

(Confucius)
"Ability and greatness must be measured by virtue, not by good fortune." (Baltasar Gracián)
“The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” (Stephen Covey)
“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
"Idealistic as it may sound, altruism should be the driving force in business, not just competition and a desire for wealth." (Dalai Lama)
"Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do." (Oscar Wilde)
"Today I escaped from the crush of circumstances, or better put, I threw them out, for the crush wasn’t from outside me but in my own assumptions."
(Marcus Aurelius)
"We do not belong to those who have ideas only among books, when stimulated by books. It is our habit to think outdoors — walking, leaping, climbing, dancing, preferably on lonely mountains or near the sea where even the trails become thoughtful." (Friedrich Nietzsche)