Thought of the Day

“Facts and reason never persuade anyone.”   Coinbase article.

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be

—————————————————————————————
Don’t partner with cynics and pessimists. Their beliefs are self-fulfilling.  Naval on Twitter.
Milton Friedman in an old interview: “Is it really true somehow that political self-interest nobler than economic self interest?”
The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants. [Albert Camus]
“Why are you so average?
Simple. You follow average advice.
So you do what’s safe and acceptable for the majority of people.
If you want to become extraordinary you have to start listening to advice from extraordinary people.”  Stefan Aarnio @StefanAarnio
Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing ~Muhammad Ali
Twitter climate person:  “Rational thought is the most powerful defence we have against deluding ourselves, or being deluded by others. Fear is our greatest vulnerability.”
Tolstoy
Martin Geddes   @martingeddes
“One of the greatest freedoms you can give yourself is to choose not to respond to a provocation. That someone else is venting their stupid doesn’t mean you have to play idiot with them.”

“I would rather questions that cannot be answered than answers that cannot be questioned” Richard Feynman – Nobel prize for physics.

“Those who will not reason are bigots; those who cannot are fools; and those who dare not are slaves.” ~ George Gordon Byron

“I will have to remember ‘I am here today to cross the swamp, not to fight all the alligators.’”
— From The Art of Possibility by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander

You can’t do anything about yesterday, and the only way to improve tomorrow is by what you do right now. – John Wooden

“If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.”
– Priscilla Welch

“There exists an external world, and there exist objective truths about that world. Our eternal duty is remind people of these facts.” Christian from Twitter

“Maybe the Universe is an unintended side effect..” M. Morenzi

Quote I’m pondering —
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
― Pablo Picasso

“Education isn’t something you can finish.”  — Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992)

It’s easy to get caught up in your belief system and forget that it’s just that

Science is built off of skepticism

Find what you’re most passionate about and listen to the other side

Constantly challenge your most sacred beliefs regular basis.

What is the difference between treating disease and creating health?
Amber O’Hearn: “Before you can balance a diet, you have to have some established idea of what components should be in it and in what amounts. “

“Against stupidity, the very gods themselves contend in vain.”

– Friedrich Schiller

Global warming contested.
“Your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” anon
..
“I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”   Michelangelo
..
Why do vegans and vegetarians want to eat food that tastes like meat? And why do they tell you something is good for you?… “and it tastes good, too.”  Seems to me our taste buds evolved for a reason.
..
Just because a food contains a particular nutrient doesn’t mean your body can absorb it or use it. Dr Georgia Ede
..

“If you think science is not about changing conclusions based on new evidence, then you are not a scientist.” Mike Carrato

..

My op-ed in today’s L.A. Times on calorie counting for weight loss, which falls in the category of H.L. Mencken: “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem–neat, plausible, and wrong.”  Nina Teicholz, May 2018

..

If your food has been “fortified”, there’s 100% chance it’s garbage.

..

“I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn’t going to win any more games by being anything else.” ―Earl Weaver, Hall of Fame MLB manager
..
“The will to win means nothing if you haven’t the will to prepare.” ~Juma Ikangaa
..
From Twitter:

If you want to reach your true and full potential, you have to conquer human nature. That is, not growing complacent when things are going well nor becoming defeatist when things are hard. Champions stay the course!