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Book cover for Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society
For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.
Ellen Ullman
“I’ve managed to stay in a perpetual state of learning only by maintaining what I think of as a posture of ignorant humility. This humility is as mandatory as arrogance… There is only one way to deal with this humiliation: bow you head, let go of the idea that you know anything, and ask politely of this new machine “How do you wish to be operated?” If you accept your ignorance, once you really admit to yourself that everything you know is now useles, the new machine will be good to you and tell you: here is how to operate me.”
Ellen Ullman, Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents

“Our current model sets both food and movement as a negative. Eating food (a biological imperative) makes us feel guilty, and we turn movement (also a biological imperative) into punishment. Atonement”
Katy Bowman, Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement

“The pursuit of knowing was freedom to me, the right to declare your own curiosities and follow them through all manner of books. I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free. Slowly, I was discovering myself.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Sandi Metz
“Instead of deciding on a class and then figuring out its responsibilities, you are now deciding on a message and figuring out where to send it. This transition from class-based design to message-based design is a turning point in your design career.”
Sandi Metz

Daniel Kahneman
“For example, students of policy have noted that the availability heuristic helps explain why some issues are highly salient in the public’s mind while others are neglected. People tend to assess the relative importance of issues by the ease with which they are retrieved from memory—and this is largely determined by the extent of coverage in the media.”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

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