Wisdom.

October 31, 2018
by DDD
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Freedom of Speech

I grew up in a communist country where we have, perhaps mistakenly, thought that the difference between communist dictatorships and the western democracies was that in a free and democratic society “freedom of speech” meant that you still had your … Continue reading

March 28, 2016
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There is nothing more dangerous than a do-gooder with an agenda.

July 6, 2015
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Why do people assume that anyone with a good singing voice is inherently smarter than the rest of us?

July 1, 2015
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You may gather wealth and you may buy objects you desire. You may buy what passes for love or a pretense of respect. With the advancement in medicine you may even buy health and time. But the people who knew you and were with you when you were young are always in short supply.

June 24, 2015
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What keeps you going is the belief that it will get better.
But it rarely does.

July 6, 2014
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You know you are getting old when you start taking the words of Hippocrates too seriously:

Ὁ βίος βραχύς, ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή.

Life is short, the craft is long.
(Usually quoted in Latin: Ars longa, vita brevis.)