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Criss Jami
“Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

George Carlin
“There are women named Faith, Hope, Joy, and Prudence. Why not Despair, Guilt, Rage, and Grief? It seems only right. 'Tom, I'd like you to meet the girl of my dreams, Tragedy.' These days, Trajedi.”
George Carlin, Brain Droppings

Yogi Berra
“Nobody comes here anymore, its too crowded”
Yogi Berra

“There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality.”
Clint Eastwood, Wild Open Spaces: Why We Love Westerns

Karl Lagerfeld
“When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, 'It's not the days that are old, it's you that's old.' I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Criss Jami
“Any fool can do something cool and look cool, but it takes skill to make something uncool cool again.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

William Gibson
“There must be some Tommy Hilfiger event horizon, beyond which it is impossible to be more derivative, more removed from the source, more devoid of soul.”
William Gibson, Pattern Recognition

“Twitter provides us with a wonderful platform to discuss/confront societal problems. We trend Justin Bieber instead.”
Lauren Leto

Celia Rivenbark
“Okay, let's see if I got this straight. The butt is the new breast, and the lower back is the new ankle. Now if only we could figure out where the brain has moved.”
Celia Rivenbark, Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom

Bess Streeter Aldrich
“Regardless of the popular literary trend of the times, write the thing which lies close to your heart.”
Bess Streeter Aldrich

Hendrith  Smith
“Trends change, markets change, people change - but the essentials of business don't change.”
Hendrith Smith

Paul  Allen
“Here's what the death knell for the personal computer will sound like: Mainly I use my phone/paid, but I still use my PC to write long e-mails and documents. Most people aren't there yet, but that's where we're headed”
Paul G Allen, Idea Man

Angie Thomas
“Like I said, at Williamson I'm cool by default because I'm black. I can go out there and do a silly dance move I made up, and everyone will think it's the new thing. White people assume all black people are experts on trends and shit.”
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

“Be careful of how you use social media. Lot of things are taken out of context. Some people say things, because they are angry and frustrated, some are afraid , paranoid, scared, lost, mad, and some are panicking. Most don't mean what they say. Be careful how you take their advice in your life.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Mitch Albom
“Public taste is as fickle as a child’s attention span”
Mitch Albom, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The current of the times seems to be going down the wrong river carrying a boat with no oars.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Keigo Higashino
“He wanted to know what the current trends were. What were people reading? What did I think about the decline in reading overall?
I told him that the books aimed at children and teens that were selling were the ones the Ministry of Education had promoted as ‘library recommendations’, and that the decline in reading among children was largely the fault of their parents.
‘Parents these days don’t read books themselves, but they feel they should make their children read. Since they aren’t readers, they have no idea what to give their children. That’s why they cling to the recommendations from the Ministry of Education. Those books are all insufferably boring and, as a result, the kids learn to hate books; it’s a vicious circle, with no end in sight.”
Keigo Higashino, Malice

Raheel Farooq
“Most people do most things because most people do.”
Raheel Farooq

“Fashion trends come and go, it’s how you use your personal style to make a fashion statement.”
Rupali Gautam

“Social Media is a perception and not a reality. Don't get lost in other people fantasy and try to apply whatever they say in your life. Putting yourself under pressure to have the things they display or to live the life they showcase.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“But since when did taste have anything to do with happiness?”
Matt Haig, The Midnight Library

“Tread carefully. People will set you up for failure, meanwhile they are busy hyping you. Sometimes Social Media, it is not reality and some reality does not appear on Social Media.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“In the midst of World War II, Quincy Wright, a leader in the quantitative study of war, noted that people view war from contrasting perspectives:

“To some it is a plague to be eliminated; to others, a crime which ought to be punished; to still others, it is an anachronism which no longer serves any purpose. On the other hand, there are some who take a more receptive attitude toward war, and regard it as an adventure which may be interesting, an instrument which may be legitimate and appropriate, or a condition of existence for which one must be prepared”

Despite the millions of people who died in that most deadly war, and despite widespread avowals for peace, war remains as a mechanism of conflict resolution.

Given the prevalence of war, the importance of war, and the enormous costs it entails, one would assume that substantial efforts would have been made to comprehensively study war. However, the systematic study of war is a relatively recent phenomenon. Generally, wars have been studied as historically unique events, which are generally utilized only as analogies or examples of failed or successful policies. There has been resistance to conceptualizing wars as events that can be studied in the aggregate in ways that might reveal patterns in war or its causes. For instance, in the United States there is no governmental department of peace with funding to scientifically study ways to prevent war, unlike the millions of dollars that the government allocates to the scientific study of disease prevention. This reluctance has even been common within the peace community, where it is more common to deplore war than to systematically figure out what to do to prevent it. Consequently, many government officials and citizens have supported decisions to go to war without having done their due diligence in studying war, without fully understanding its causes and consequences.

The COW Project has produced a number of interesting observations about wars. For instance, an important early finding concerned the process of starting wars. A country’s goal in going to war is usually to win. Conventional wisdom was that the probability of success could be increased by striking first. However, a study found that the rate of victory for initiators of inter-state wars (or wars between two countries) was declining: “Until 1910 about 80 percent of all interstate wars were won by the states that had initiated them. . . . In the wars from 1911 through 1965, however, only about 40 percent of the war initiators won.”

A recent update of this analysis found that “pre-1900, war initiators won 73% of wars. Since 1945 the win rate is 33%.”. In civil war the probability of success for the initiators is even lower. Most rebel groups, which are generally the initiators in these wars, lose. The government wins 57 percent of the civil wars that last less than a year and 78 percent of the civil wars lasting one to five years.

So, it would seem that those initiating civil and inter-state wars were not able to consistently anticipate victory. Instead, the decision to go to war frequently appears less than rational. Leaders have brought on great carnage with no guarantee of success, frequently with no clear goals, and often with no real appreciation of the war’s ultimate costs. This conclusion is not new. Studying the outbreak of the first carefully documented war, which occurred some 2,500 years ago in Greece, historian Donald Kagan concluded:

“The Peloponnesian War was not caused by impersonal forces, unless anger, fear, undue optimism, stubbornness, jealousy, bad judgment and lack of foresight are impersonal forces. It was caused by men who made bad decisions in difficult circumstances.”

Of course, wars may also serve leaders’ individual goals, such as gaining or retaining power. Nonetheless, the very government officials who start a war are sometimes not even sure how or why a war started.”
Frank Wayman, Resort to War: 1816 - 2007

“Not always do we need what is trendy, sexy and all that shit. Is it viable?”

“Don't be too naïve or gullible. No matter how angry or how excited you are. Never post your personal life problems or other people personal life problems on social Media. Remember , Whatever you say on Social media will be used against you In future.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Izumi Suzuki
“I’m a sucker for trends. I don’t have much in the way of agency. I always want to try whatever’s popular.”
Izumi Suzuki, Terminal Boredom: Stories

“People feel like they can say whatever they want to say on social media, because of whatever is happening, or they comment on. It Is far away from them. Until they learn that their words had a negative impact on the situation or on someone. Is then they preach to be kind to others trying to cleanse their soul and consciousness. What keyboard worriers don’t know. Most of their suffering, bad luck, misfortune, and a curse. It Is because of the things they said with their banner, catfish, and anonymous accounts. It is karma for their action.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“On social media, you will be fighting someone who is nobody. Who is trying so hard to be somebody by fighting you? Most people are not sane or normal and some are lost, broken, angry, hungry, bitter, and jealous. Never experienced any love or attention. They have nothing they have worked for and nothing to lose. You should not entertain anyone and everything on Social Media.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Frank Zappa
“The really big news of the eighties is the stampede to regurgitate mildly camouflaged musical styles of previous decades, in ever-shrinking cycles of 'nostalgia.
(It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice—there are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. When you compute the length of time between The Event and The Nostalgia For The Event, the span seems to be about a year less in each cycle. Eventually within the next quarter of a century, the nostalgia cycles will be so close together that people will not be able to take a step without being nostalgic for the one they just took. At that point, everything stops. Death by Nostalgia.)”
Frank Zappa, The Real Frank Zappa Book

Torron-Lee Dewar
“Just because a series is trending, it doesn't mean you automatically have to tune into it. Not everything broadcasted is healthy for the brain.”
Torron-Lee Dewar

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