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high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted ...more
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

William MacAskill
“Another common recommendation is to turn lights off when you leave a room, but lighting accounts for only 3% of household energy use, so even if you used no lighting at all in your house you would save only a fraction of a metric ton of carbon emissions. Plastic bags have also been a major focus of concern, but even on very generous estimates, if you stopped using plastic bags entirely you'd cut out 10kg CO2eq per year, which is only 0.4% of your total emissions. Similarly, the focus on buying locally produced goods is overhyped: only 10% of the carbon footprint of food comes from transportation whereas 80% comes from production, so what type of food you buy is much more important than whether that food is produced locally or internationally. Cutting out red meat and dairy for one day a week achieves a greater reduction in your carbon footprint than buying entirely locally produced food. In fact, exactly the same food can sometimes have higher carbon footprint if it's locally grown than if it's imported: one study found that the carbon footprint from locally grown tomatoes in northern Europe was five times as great as the carbon footprint from tomatoes grown in Spain because the emissions generated by heating and lighting greenhouses dwarfed the emissions generated by transportation.”
William MacAskill, Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference

Carlos  González
“Nuestros hijos nos perdonan, cada día, docenas de veces. Perdonan sin doblez, sin reservas, sin reproches, hasta olvidar completamente el agravio. Se les pasa el enfado mucho antes que a nosotros.”
Carlos González, Bésame mucho: Cómo criar a tus hijos con amor

Leo Tolstoy
“Desde que existe el mundo y los hombres se matan unos a otros, nunca un hombre, después de cometer un crimen contra un prójimo, ha dejado de tranquilizarse con esa misma idea. Es la idea de «le bien public», el bien de los demás hombres.”
Leo Tolstoy, Guerra y Paz - Volumen 2

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Nowadays people begin by sneering at family life and family institutions and next they’ll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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