1. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
    Goodreads | Quote by Theodore Roosevelt: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man wh…”

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  2. Multi-tasking moves the pleasure of procrastination inside the period of work
    – Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away… — Medium
    https://medium.com/@cshirky/why-i-just-asked-my-students-to-put-their-laptops-away-7f5f7c50f368

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  3. Multi-tasking is cognitively exhausting — when we do it by choice, being asked to stop can come as a welcome change.
    – Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away… — Medium
    https://medium.com/@cshirky/why-i-just-asked-my-students-to-put-their-laptops-away-7f5f7c50f368

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  4. If you are a young person who is still malleable and subject to having your mind changed, and you decide to engage with socially liberal politics online, what are you going to learn immediately? Everything that you like is problematic. Every musician you like is misogynist. Every movie you like is secretly racist. Every cherished public figure has some deeply disqualifying characteristics. All of your victories are the product of privilege. Everyone you know and love who does not yet speak with the specialized vocabulary of today’s social justice movement is a bad, bad person.
    Where Online Social Liberalism Lost The Script — dish.andrewsullivan.com

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  5. It seems to me now that the public face of social liberalism has ceased to seem positive, joyful, human, and freeing. I now mostly associate that public face with danger, with an endless list of things that you can’t do or say or think, and with the constant threat of being called an existentially bad person if you say the wrong thing, or if someone decides to misrepresent what you said as saying the wrong thing. There are so many ways to step on a landmine now, so many terms that have become forbidden, so many attitudes that will get you cast out if you even appear to hold them.
    The Offense Industry On The Offense — dish.andrewsullivan.com

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  6. if you think testosterone has no psychological effects on human minds in general; if you think we can’t say anything about the differences between two bell curves that describe whole populations of men and women, whether these differences come from biology or from culture, we’re not going to get very far in this conversation.
    I’m Not the Sexist Pig You’re Looking For — www.samharris.org

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  7. In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else.
    Phil Simon on Twitter: ““In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else.” Herb Simon, 1970 #quote #MessageNotReceived”

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  8. Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.
    Alan Watts on Twitter: “Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.”

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  9. George Bernard Shaw once famously said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
    Phil Simon on Twitter: “George Bernard Shaw once famously said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” #quotes”

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  10. Civilisation is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.
    Alain de Botton on Twitter: “‘Civilisation is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.’ –Jean-Jacques Rousseau”

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