— Benjamin Graham
Somehow, within each of our brains, the combined activity of billions of neurons, each one a tiny biological machine, is giving rise to a conscious experience. And not just any conscious experience, your conscious experience, right here, right now. How does this happen? Why do we experience life in the first person?
— From book “Being You: A New Science of Consciousness“
When you leave a place, the place goes on living without you. This is painfully obvious. Yet humans manage to forget it over and over.
— PBS POV documentary North By Current
What are we all searching for?
”When it comes to our dreams, each of us seems to be searching for something rather different. Some are chasing a long-held ambition – to become a famous author, or pianist, or bottle-cap collector. Others are searching for the perfect partner with whom they can raise a family. There are those who aspire to great
Why has time disappeared in our culture?
— Jacob Needleman From “Money and the meaning of life” p. 29 … How is it that after decades of inventions and new technologies devoted to saving time and labor, the result is that there is no time left? We are a time-poor society: we are temporally impoverished. And there is no issue, no aspect
The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of love…
“Love is the feeling we have for those we care deeply about and hold in high regard. It can be light as the hug we give a friend or heavy as the sacrifices we make for our children. It can be romantic, platonic, familial, fleeting, everlasting, conditional, unconditional, imbued with sorrow, stoked by sex, sullied