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We all do crazy stuff with money, because we’re all relatively new to this game and what looks crazy to you might make sense to me. But no one is crazy—we all make decisions based on our own unique experiences that seem to make sense to us ...more
Steven Pinker
“Two other illusions mislead us into thinking that things ain’t what they used to be: we mistake the growing burdens of maturity and parenthood for a less innocent world, and we mistake a decline in our own faculties for a decline in the times.”
Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

John Guare
“It's amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.”
John Guare, Landscape of the Body

“The true impact of an action depends on what happens because of that action, not on what happens, period. When we work hard and see positive results, it’s often easy to neglect the fact that some portion of those results would have occurred anyway, or that someone else might have filled our role just as well as we did. There is often a gap between true impact and ‘tangible impact’ – the immediate results of our actions – and understanding that gap is crucial to finding the places where you can make a real difference.”
Benjamin Todd, 80,000 Hours: Find a fulfilling career that does good

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