MARIE KONDO ~ SPARK JOY ~ CATHY HIRANO [TRANSLATION] ~ 2016

~ TITAOCY;CITAOCN ~ Tidying Is The Act Of Confronting Yourself; Cleaning Is The Act Of Confronting Nature

~ TDWO-CDWD ~ Tidying Deals With Objects; Cleaning Deals With Dirt

~ IYDKWBYJ-SWT-CTYH-TBWTIWDODBYJIT-C ~ If You Don’t Know What Brings You Joy – Start With Things – Close To Your Heart – The Best Way To Identify What Does Or Doesn’t Bring You Joy Is To – Compare

~ ‘IMCIH’-I-T ~ “It Might Come In Handy” – Is – Taboo

~ IIRD-‘SJ’-GAADI! ~ If It Really Doesn’t – Spark Joy – Go Ahead And Discard It!

~ TU-IFMTDWTKAWTD-R-IAPOFL-OTAYT-RAF-TYRWYP-A-TCTLTBYTMJ ~ Tidying Up – Is Far More Than Deciding What To Keep And What To Discard – Rather – It’s A Priceless Opportunity For Learning – One That Allows You To – Reassess And Fine-Tune Your Relationship With Your Possessions – And – To Create The Lifestyle That Brings You The Most Joy

~ F-ET-TDB-J-LAWTDFY ~ For – Essential Things – That Don’t Bring – Joy – Look At What They Do For You

~ WYFLQ-AAFNBATSTWP ~ When You Feel Like Quitting – Anxiety Arises From Not Being Able To See The Whole Picture

~ TAODTOIOWNBJTYL-DINTP;WMIKTTTBY-J ~ The Act Of Discarding Things On Its Own Will Never Bring Joy To Your Life – Discarding Is Not The Point; What Matters Is Keeping Those Things That Bring You – Joy

~ OGITSBTCALEFWTTWL-TIAWIISITBTWPBIWYCTBTIL ~ Our Goal In Tidying Should Be To Create A Living Environment Filled With The Things We Love – That Is Also Why It Is So Important To Begin The Whole Process By Identifying What You Consider To Be The Ideal Lifestyle

~ TAOTC:KIOCI-A-IFGTKI-MSTTCOI ~ There Are Only Two Choices: Keep It Or Chuck It – And – If You’re Going To Keep It – Make Sure To Take Care Of It

~ AJ-FHILYOPAM ~ A Joy-Filled Home Is Like Your Own Personal Art Museum

~ ACTYL ~ Add Color To Your Life

~ MYOPPS ~ Make Your Own Personal Power Spot

~ CP-TM-W-ADEBTTYL-YKTYHAYNTFC ~ Click Point – The Moment – When – After Discarding Everything But The Things You Love – You Know That You Have All You Need To Feel Content

~ TFPOS:FI/SIU/SIOS/DYSISC ~ The Four Principles Of Storage: Fold It / Stand It Upright / Store In One Spot / Divide Your Storage Space Into Square Compartments

~ SLTF ~ Store Large Things First

~ TBRFP:DE ~ The Basic Rule For Papers: Discard Everything

~ AYNIAKIWYCEC ~ All You Need Is A Kitchen In Which You Can Enjoy Cooking

~ EOCITCFKS ~ Ease Of Cleaning Is The Criterion For Kitchen Storage

~ TYKFIASWTF ~ Tidying Your Kitchen First Is A Sure Way To Fail

~ WMITATSWEIS ~ What Matters Is The Ability To See Where Everything Is Stored

~ TYBIAJP ~ Transform Your Bathroom Into A Joyful Place

~ TM-TI-YHIYE-TMYHBFW-N-JBETEFYH-YCCAES-TEAI ~ The More – Textual Information – You Have In Your Environment – The More Your Home Becomes Filed With – Noise – Just By Eliminating These Elements From Your Home – You Can Create An Elegant Space – The Effects Are Immense

~ IYDTK-M-ASTIAWTTCBEAAT-SAPTIAS ~ If You Decide To Keep – Mementos – Always Save Them In A Way That They Can Be Enjoyed At Any Time – Such As Putting Them In A Scrapbook

~ WTU-DD-TSPA:CWYWTK-NWYAGTD ~ When Tidying Up – Digital Data – The Same Principle Applies: Choose What You Wish To Keep – Not What You Are Going To Discard

~ DFPTT-ITDWT ~ Don’t Force People To Tidy – If They Don’t Want To

~ IYFAATT-B-ANSW-TPYTIO ~ If You Feel Anxious All The Time – But – Are Not Sure Why – Try Putting Your Things In Order

MARIE KONDO ~ THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP ~ CATHY HIRANO [TRANSLATION] ~ 2014

~ S-B-D-T-OYS-T-C-IOG ~ Start – By – Discarding – Then – Organize Your Space – Thoroughly – Completely – In One Go

~ ADROTHCCDCILAP-IILT ~ A Dramatic Reorganization Of The Home Causes Correspondingly Dramatic Changes In Lifestyle And Perspective – It Is Life Transforming

~ WYPYHIO-YPYAAYPIO-T ~ When You Put Your Home In Order – You Put Your Affairs And Your Past In Order – Too

~ TMOT ~ The Magic Of Tidying

~ IN-ING ~ Ikki Ni – In One Go

~ PCCTHWFCTWOT ~ People Cannot Change Their Habits Without First Changing Their Way Of Thinking

~ IYTU-IOS-RTLBL-YCDCYM-S-TAITKTP-R ~ If You Tidy Up – In One Shot – Rather Than Little By Little – You Can Dramatically Change Your Mind-Set – This Approach Is The Key To Preventing – Rebound

~ SE-AH- ~ Storage Experts – Are – Hoarders

~ S-PTA-CTITTCPHBS-B-SOL-ATSUAF-TIWTMSWD

~ Storage – Putting Things Away – Creates The Illusion That The Clutter Problem Has Been Solved – But – Sooner Or Later – All The Storage Units Are Full – This Is Why Tidying Must Start With Discarding

~ S-B-C-N-B-L ~ Sort – By – Category – Not – By – Location

~ ORSMOUNSATIBWHTMS ~ One Reason So Many Of Us Never Succeed At Tidying Is Because We Have Too Much Stuff

~ DCTMTSYP ~ Don’t Change The Method To Suit Your Personality

~ MT-ASE-N-ADC ~ Making Tidying – A Special Event – Not – A Daily Chore

~ TIASE-DDIED-TSBDJO-IICTTTJWASSOTWYSAU ~ Tidying Is A Special Event – Don’t Do It Every Day – Tidying Should Be Done Just Once – It Is Crucial To Tackle This Job Within A Short Space Of Time While Your Spirits Are Uplifted

~ FDF-SBD-AAC-IAC-DNETOPYTAUYHFTPOD-YCTAWTPTWYFGROEYDN ~ Finish Discarding First – Start By Discarding – All At Once – Intensely And Completely – Do Not Even Think Of Putting Your Things Away Until You Have Finished The Process Of Discarding – You Can Think About Where To Put Things When You’ve Finished Getting Rid Of Everything You Don’t Need

~ BYS-VYD-TICTSTYCVPWIWBLTLIAC-FS-YNSITIWYWTLLT ~ Before You Start – Visualize Your Destination – Think In Concrete Terms So That You Can Vividly Picture What It Would Be Like To Live In A Clutter-Free Space – Your Next Step Is To Identify Why You Want To Live Like That

~ WSBC-WWWTK-N-WWWTGRO ~ We Should Be Choosing – What We Want To Keep – Not – What We Want To Get Rid Of

~ ‘DTSJ?’-IID-KI-IF-DOI-TINOTSBATMAYBWTJ ~ “Does This Spark Joy?” – It It Does – Keep It – If Not – Dispose Of It – This Is Not Only The Simplest But Also The Most Accurate Yardstick By Which To Judge

~ DYFJWSBPOUBTDTYH? ~ Do You Feel Joy When Surrounded By Piles Of Unread Books That Don’t Touch Your Heart?

~ DYTTOAYKYNUWEBYH? ~ Do You Think That Owning Accessories You Know You’ll Never Use Will Ever Bring You Happiness?

~ KOTTTSTYH-TTTPADATR-BDT-YCRYLAEOANL ~ Keep Only Those Things That Speak To Your Heart – Then Take The Plunge And Discard All The Rest – By Doing This – You Can Reset Your Life And Embark On A New Lifestyle

~ OCAAT-ATITO-C-NP ~ One Category At A Time – Always Think In Terms Of – Category – Not Place

~ GEII-OP-IETTPBIGOAAGO-HMYH-B-CT-IOS-YCACITAS-MIETDWTYTKT ~ Gathering Every Item In – One Place – Is Essential To This Process Because It Gives Out An Accurate Grasp Of – How Much You Have – By – Collecting Things – In One Spot – You Can Also Compare Items That Are Similar – Making It Easier To Decide Whether You Want To Keep Them

~ TS-OOS-A-D-TMIMHTD-WTIJON ~ Things Stored – Out Of Sight – Are – Dormant – This Makes It Much Harder To Decide – Whether They Inspire Joy Or Not

~ SWMSCF-TPODWTKA-CF-T-B-P-M-A-L-M ~ Starting With Mementos Spells Certain Failure – The Process Of Deciding What To Keep And What To Discard Will Go Much More Smoothly If You Begin With Items That Are Easier To Make Decisions About – The Best Sequence Is – Clothes First – Then – Books – Papers – Miscellany – And – Lastly – Mementos

~ TQWAADOYOEIATBWODWAFTDT-AIDIYW-TWBWOUBATWYHTUASC ~ To Quietly Work Away At Disposing Of Your Own Excess Is Actually The Best Way Of Dealing With A Family That Doesn’t Tidy – As If Drawn Into Your Wake – They Will Begin Weeding Out Unnecessary Belongings And Tidying Without Your Having To Utter A Single Complaint

~ W-SST-ISOACR ~ When – Someone Starts Tidying – It Sets Off A – Chain Reaction

~ TUTPOSEFTTIUASTYANTTCOYOS ~ The Urge To Point Out Someone Else’s Failure To Tidy Is Usually A Sign That You Are Neglecting To Take Care Of Your Own Space

~ TIADWOS ~ Tidying Is A Dialogue With One’s Self

~ TTCTTTAITY-YMFDTTHOTP-TGROWYNLNINWNS ~ To Truly Cherish The Things That Are Important To You – You Must First Discard Those That Have Outlived Their Purpose – To Get Rid Of What You No Longer Need Is Neither Wasteful Nor Shameful

~ CYTSTYTSBSDIACODTYHFIE? ~ Can You Truthfully Say That You Treasure Something Buried So Deeply In A Closet Or Drawer That You Have Forgotten Its Existence?

~ UB-‘S’-M-‘N’ ~ Unread Books – “Sometime” – Means – “Never”

~ TAMCTNOFBTYHARMTO ~ Take A Moment To Count The Number Of Favourite Books That You Have Actually Read More Than Once

~ ITE-YAGTRVFOYBA ~ In The End – You Are Going To Read Very Few Of Your Books Again

~ YMHWTRIWYBI-B-IYHRIBN-TBPWTTYTYDNI-IWBFBFYT-RTBTRGYRN-TOTYLTGDFY ~ You May Have Wanted To Read It When You Bought It – But – If You Haven’t Read It By Now – The Book’s Purpose Was To Teach You That You Didn’t Need It – It Will Be Far Better For You To – Read The Book That Really Grabs You Right Now – Than One That You Left To Gather Dust For Years

~ SP-DE-TDNFIOOTC:CIU-NFALPOT-O-MBKIN ~ Sorting Papers – Discard Everything – That Does Not Fall Into One Of Three Categories: Currently In Use – Needed For A Limited Period Of Time – Or – Must Be Kept Indefinitely

~ KTB-YLT-N-‘JB’ ~ Keep Things Because – You Love Them – Not – “Just Because”

~ B-ASB-DOR ~ Boxes – Are Surprisingly Bulky – Discard Or Recycle

~ BHE-SI-A-DWTD-YPYP ~ By Handling Each – Sentimental Item – And – Deciding What To Discard – You Process Your Past

~ R-UYRTPW-SC ~ Reduce – Until You Reach The Point Where – Something Clicks

~ DAPFET ~ Designate A Place For Each Thing

~ DS-SS-SAIOTSTITSP ~ Don’t Scatter – Storage Spaces – Store All Items Of The Same Type In The Same Place

~ NPT:VSITK ~ Never Pile Things: Vertical Storage Is The Key

~ BE-EVI-TD-IJ-YCMYSMM-PAC ~ By Eliminating – Excess Visual Information – That Doesn’t – Inspire Joy – You Can Make Your Space Much More – Peaceful And Comfortable

~ PYHIOADWYRWTD ~ Put Your House In Order And Discover What You Really Want To Do

~ B-WWRDI-TRFWWCLSG-TAOT:AATTP-O-AFFTF ~ But – When We Really Delve Into – The Reasons For Why We Can’t Let Something Go – There Are Only Two: An Attachment To The Past – Or – A Fear For The Future

~ TQOWYWTOIATQOHYWTLYL ~ The Question Of What You Want To Own Is Actually The Question Of How You Want To Live Your Life

~ TBWTFOWWRNITGROWWD ~ The Best Way To Find Out What We Really Need Is To Get Rid Of What We Don’t

WILLIAM WHYTE ~ HOW TO CHEAT ON PERSONALITY TESTS ~ THE ORGANIZATION MAN ~ 1956

~ AIASO-S-IISVTAE-TT-E-A-LT-OR-TOPL ~ As In All Aspects Of – Scientism – It Is Society’s Values That Are Enshrined – The Tests – Essentially – Are – Loyalty Tests – Or Rather – Tests Of Potential Loyalty

~ NITQNITEOT-AT-T-N;TALW-V-OV-A-TRI-ASOY-TR-TC-TP-A-TU-ATEOTEI-W-WN-S-O-O-O-CF ~ Neither In The Questions Nor In The Evaluation Of Them – Are The – Tests – Neutral; They Are Loaded With – Values– Organization Values – And – The Result Is – A Set Of Yardsticks – That Reward – The Conformist – The Pedestrian – And – The Unimaginative – At The Expense Of The Exceptional Individual – Without – Who – No – Society – Organization – Or – Otherwise – Can Flourish

~ TITTRIT-YDWAGS-YAABO ~ The Important Thing To Recognize Is That – You Don’t Win A Good Score – You Avoid A Bad One

~ YSUYRUTITOR0TI-HYATQIRTHOPHAT-YS-LIGASBT-40-A-60-P-WITS-YSTTAAIYWLEEISTB ~ Your Score Is Usually Rendered In Terms Of Your Percentile Rating – That Is – How You Answer The Question In Relation To How Other People Have Answers Them – Your Safety – Lies In Getting A Score Between The – 40th – And – 60th – Percentiles – Which Is To Say – You Should Try To Answer As If You Were Like Everybody Else Is Supposed To Be

STEVE SMITH [RED GREEN] ~ HAVE A SUCCESSFUL JOB INTERVIEW – HERE’S HOW ~ HOW TO DO EVERYTHING ~ 2010

~ O-SRFTJBDAFLAWYBWIYGI-GTITYAJSO-G-TIWPMSIHYLTIWYS ~ Overdress – Show Respect For The Job By Dressing A Few Levels Above What You’ll Be Wearing If You Get It – Give The Impression That You Are Just Slightly Overqualified – Generally – The Interviewer Will Put More Stock In How You Look Than In What You Say

~ DTB-PYDNTJMYLLAI-IYDWTJ-YWBATI-IOFOTCYHFTPTBO-TTPYATBPC-ETWAKIACJ ~ Drop The Bravado – Pretending You Don’t Need The Job Makes You Look Like An Idiot – If You Didn’t Want The Job – You Wouldn’t Be At The Interview – Instead Of Focusing On The Contempt You Have For The Position That’s Being Offered – Try To Present Yourself As The Best Possible Candidate – Even Though We All Know It’s A Crappy Job

~ DALG-DWABOTIAA ~ Do A Little Grooming – Don’t Wear Any Body Ornaments That Indicate An Attitude

~ KYAS-TLYS-TB-GPRTDATQ ~ Keep You Answers Short – The Less You Say – The Better – Give Pointed Responses That Directly Answer The Question

~ SP-TTS-Y-AL-DTI-IWYWTTES-SIGTSTT ~ Stay Positive – Try To Say – Yes – A Lot – During The Interview – It’s What You Want Them To Eventually Say – So It’s Good To Set That Trend

~ ALYAHTJ ~ Act Like You Already Have The Job

~ DDOTP-TTSAOTQTTF-HYGTHTNJ-RTHYMTLS ~ Don’t Dwell On The Past – Try To Steer All Of The Questions Towards The Future – How You’re Going To Handle This New Job – Rather Than How You Mishandled The Last Six

~ SITM-TIINRAHYGTPITJOYGI-ICBTIAJITIYFI-TJDWTHAWRGTSTU ~ Stay In The Moment – This Interview Is Not Really About How You’re Going To Perform In The Job Once You Get It – It Can’t Be Too Important A Job If They’re Interviewing You For It – They Just Don’t Want To Hire Anybody Who’s Really Going To Screw Things Up

SCOTT STRATTEN ~ THE BOOK OF BUSINESS UNAWESOME / AWESOME ~ 2012

~ PR-SF-PR ~ PR – Stands For – People React

~ TPOAOCWASIII ~ The Power Of An Online Community With A Shared Interest Is Immeasurable

~ SBA-BF ~ Stop Being Afraid – Be First

~ BPFS ~ Be Prepared For Your Success

~ WWDTWWSET ~ What We Do Trumps What We Say Every Time

~ DWIIJI ~ Data Without Insights Is Just Ignorance

~ 67%-OA-D-I-MU ~ 67 Percent – Of All – Data – Is – Made Up

~ PANN-A-TCBETATSWND ~ People Are Not Numbers – And – They Cannot Be Expected To Act The Same Way Numbers Do

~ FUCC ~ Friendly Unsolicited Commercial Contact

~ WBASOKC-WBNA-PIP-A-AO ~ We’ve Become A Society Of Keyboard Commandos – Who By Nature Are – Passive In Person – And – Aggressive Online

~ CYF-TNTCYFIARTGAYOII ~ Check Your Facts – The Need To Check Your Facts Is A Responsibility That Grows As Your Online Influence Increases

~ GAFSTEWAIAGWTLYS ~ Giving Away Free Stuff To Everybody Who Asks Is A Great Way To Lose Your Shirt

YUVAL NOAH HARARI ~ 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ~ 2018

~ H-TI-S-RT-I-F-N-O-E-A-TSTS-TB ~ Humans – Think – In – Stories – Rather Than – In – Facts – Numbers – Or – Equations – And – The Simpler The Story – The Better

~ H-WAFBA-IT-T-UTW ~ Humans – Were Always Far Better At – Inventing Tools – Than – Using Them Wisely

~ T-TR-MS-PBOHOOTJM-A-CAMN-‘UC’-LTSAPU ~ The – Technological Revolution – Might Soon – Push Billions Of Humans Out Of The Job Market – And – Create A Massive New – “Useless Class” – Leading To – Social And Political Upheavals

~ IIGAT-MLAR-WCAELOW-IIFFCT-TFEWNU-EAC ~ It Is Generally Agreed That – Machine Learning And Robotics – Will Change Almost Every Line Of Work – It Is Far From Certain That – The Future Economy Will Need Us – Even As Consumers

~ IIDWIIBT-PPW-UBI-TCP-O-UBS-TCP-BOHAAD-B-NMWPYC-TRPIIDW-‘U’-A-‘B’-AM ~ It Is Debatable Whether It Is Better To – Provided People With – Universal Basic Income – The Capitalist Paradise – Or – Universal Basic Services – The Communist Paradise – Both Options Have Advantages And Drawbacks – But – No Matter Which Paradise You Choose – The Real Problem Is In Defining What – “Universal” – And – “Basic” – Actually Mean

~ TQF-MAC-ME-TQFAJ ~ The Quest For – Meaning And Community – Might Eclipse – The Quest For A – Job

~ TBS-C-BPIEI ~ The Biometric Sensor – Converts – Biological Processes Into Electronic Information

~ PGM ~ Precision-Guided Manipulation

~ DD ~ Digital Dictators

~ TRPWR-INTOAI-B-RTNSACOTHM ~ The Real Problem With Robots – Is Not Their Own Artificial Intelligence – But – Rather – The Natural Stupidity And Cruelty Of Their Human Masters

~ VRATW ~ Veteran Robots Against The War

~ D-IIPF-CS-TMOBAI-EDWSRIIARNF-O-HWCTLI-‘DD’ ~ Democracy – In Its Present Form – Cannot Survive – The Merger Of Biotech And Infotech – Either Democracy Will Successfully Reinvent Itself In A Radically New Form – Or – Humans Will Come To Live In – “Digital Dictatorships”

~ HF-WGUTITTAAOAATUAISIHH ~ Human Figureheads – Will Give Us The Illusion That The Algorithms Are Only Advisers And That Ultimate Authority Is Still In Human Hands

~ AI&NS ~ Artificial Intelligence And Natural Stupidity

~ TINRTATAIWGC-B-IAC-AVDT-I-ITATSP-C-ITATF ~ There Is No Reason To Assume That Artificial Intelligence Will Gain Consciousness – Because – Intelligence And Consciousness – Are Very Different Things – Intelligence – Is The Ability To Solve Problems – Consciousness – Is The Ability To Feel

~ FTLFD-PAOTW-WTTHIOTPT-E-AT-G-A-NT-WHUGTS-IR-TT-FC-MC-TMUSIH ~ For The Last Few Decades – People All Over The World – Were Told That Humankind Is On The Path To – Equality – And That – Globalization – And – New Technologies – Will Help Us Get There Sooner – In Reality – The Twenty-First Century – Might Create – The Most Unequal Societies In History

~ B-2100-TR-1%-MONMMOTWW-BA-MOTW-B-C-H ~ By – 2100 – The Richest – 1 Percent – Might Own Not Merely Most Of The World’s Wealth – But Also – Most Of The World’s – Beauty – Creativity – Health

~ IWWTPTCOAWAPITHOASE-TKIT-RTOOD ~ If We Want To Prevent The Concentration Of All Wealth And Power In The Hands Of A Small Elite – The Key Is To – Regulate The Ownership Of Data

~ OACABTFU-TTAIWGB ~ Once Algorithms Choose And Buy Things For Us – The Traditional Advertising Industry Will Go Bust

~ APA-MLABM-A-MELMITST-B-ALAISD-ICBWB ~ A Popular App – May Lack A Business Model – And – May Even Lose Money In The Short Term – But – As Long As It Sucks Data – It Could Be Worth Billions

~ WOTD?-TMWBTMIPQOOE ~ Who Owns The Data? – This May Well Be The Most Important Political Question Of Our Era

~ HHB-IYTTPLMOATYPTWATNTOTOE-YCVYAA-BSS-EAYAPTTOG-B-OYRTHBHB-A-TTSN-R-H-A-SS-IBFMDTJTE-HCYETVOCWRTFSTMICS? ~ Human Have Bodies – If You Think That People Live Mainly Online And That You Provide Them With All The Necessary Tools Of Their Online Existence – You Can View Yourself As A – Beneficial Social Service – Even As You Avoid Paying Taxes To Offline Governments – But – Once You Remember That Human Beings Have Bodies – And – That They Still Need – Roads – Hospitals – And – Sewage Systems – It Becomes Far More Difficult To Justify Tax Evasion – How Can You Extol The Virtues Of Community While Refusing To Financially Support The Most Important Community Services?

~ WMCTMTGODWOWSFO ~ We May Come To Miss The Good Old Days When Online Was Separated From Offline

~ WITOVAAPLF-AA-Y-TOTTAUTSTITOAALDACSFT ~ We Insist That Our Values Are A Precious Legacy From – Ancient Ancestors – Yet – The Only Thing That Allows Us To Say This Is That Our Ancestors Are Long Dead And Cannot Speak For Themselves

~ W-S-I-T-A-P-FMQTCD-W-AMPFMIIOA ~ War – Spreads – Ideas – Technologies – And – People – Far More Quickly Than Commerce Does – War – Also Makes People Far More Interested In One Another

~ ACEITBCFFACI-A-HNHALTSE-NW-CC-A-TD ~ A Common Enemy Is The Best Catalyst For Forging A Common Identity – And – Humankind Now Has At Least Three Such Enemies – Nuclear War – Climate Change – And – Technological Disruption

~ S-TGFCO-2008-TISIRD-WIBIV-A-MEAB ~ Since – The Global Financial Crisis Of – 2008 – The International Situation Is Rapidly Deteriorating – Warmongering Is Back In Vogue – And – Military Expenditures Are Ballooning

~ HS-I-OOTMIFIH-Y-WOTTDI ~ Human Stupidity – Is – One Of The Most Important Forces In History – Yet – We Often Tend To Discount It

~ OPRF-HS-IADO-H ~ One Potential Remedy For – Human Stupidity – Is A Dose Of – Humility

~ DT-TNOG-IV-PTDM-WSNU-TNOG-TJ-OPI-OEA-O-OPH ~ Don’t Take – The Name Of God – In Vain – Perhaps The Deeper Meaning – We Should Never Use – The Name Of God – To Justify – Our Political Interests – Our Economic Ambitions – Or – Our Personal Hatreds

~ TVSR-T-IHABISP-ILACIO ~ The Very Same Religions – That – Inspire Hate And Bigotry In Some People – Inspire Love And Compassion In Others

~ IOT-AM-YDNTBIAMOS-YJNT-D-ADAOS ~ In Order To – Act Morally – You Don’t Need To Believe In Any Myth Or Story – You Just Need To – Develop – A Deep Appreciation Of Suffering

~ QYCA-AUFBFY-T-AYCQ ~ Questions You Cannot Answer – Are Usually Far Better For You – Than – Answers You Cannot Question

~ TOP-R-E-IITSHIATOA-TIITT-HHANRTLOL-BITS-CTPO-AR-PMFH-A-SBFTWCOPAV ~ The Only Place – Rights – Exist – Is In The Stories Humans Invent And Tell One Another – Though It Isn’t True That – Humans Have A Natural Right To Life Or Liberty – Belief In This Story – Curbed The Power Of – Authoritarian Regimes – Protected Minorities From Harm – And – Safeguarded Billions From The Worst Consequences Of Poverty And Violence

~ PRATI-B-TLTI-A-EC-O-L-MF-A-S-CNF-WTBACRASC ~ People Rarely Appreciate Their Ignorance – Because – They Lock Themselves Inside – An – Echo Chamber – Of – Like-Minded Friends – And – Self-Confirming News Feeds – Where Their Beliefs Are Constantly Reinforced And Seldom Challenged

~ MOO-V-ASB-CG-RT-IR-A-WHOTTV-DT-GL ~ Most Of Our – Views – Are Shaped By – Communal Groupthink – Rather Than – Individual Rationality – And – We Hold On To These Views – Due To – Group Loyalty

~ T-GCIMH-RNJF-HAG-BEMS-F-IAI ~ The – Greatest Crimes In Modern History – Resulted Not Just From – Hatred And Greed – But Even More So – From – Ignorance And Indifference

~ IYWT-GGL-RPT-BAA-IAFBTTATT-BTT ~ If You Want To – Gauge Group Loyalty – Requiring People To – Believe An Absurdity – Is A Far Better Test Than Asking Them To – Believe The Truth

~ OOTGFOAI-TDTCOTW-A-TIAT ~ One Of The Greatest Fictions Of All Is – To Deny The Complexity Of The World – And – Think In Absolute Terms

~ F-IYWRI-PGMFI ~ First – If You Want Reliable Information – Pay Good Money For It

~ S-SSTT-TFC:CT/C/C/C ~ Schools – Should Switch To Teaching – The Four C’s: Critical Thinking / Communication / Collaboration / Creativity

~ T-BQFH-I-‘WITMOL?’-B-R-“HDWSS?’-TRTITWIS ~ The – Big Question Facing Humans – Isn’t – “What Is The Meaning Of Life?” – But – Rather – “How Do We Stop Suffering?” – The Realest Thing In The World Is Suffering