Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.Anne Lamott
For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.George S. Patton
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The Times columnist Joe Nocera predicted these dismal results, and he proposed a number of reforms to pump some healthy, less toxically partisan blood into American democracy, such as moving Election Day from Tuesday—an agrarian anachronism from the mid-nineteenth century that is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution—to the weekend; opening primaries to all voters; matching small campaign donations with public funds, a system that greatly benefitted both Bill de Blasio and his Republican opponent; and ending gerrymandering by having nonpartisan commissions, rather than highly partisan legislatures, draw up congressional districts. Nocera even implied that it might be a good idea to make voting mandatory, as it is in Australia, where failure to vote is punishable by fine.George Packer: Lessons from the 2013 Elections : The New Yorker
Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be — we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.Do Something Meaningful: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan on Carl Sagan | Brain Pickings
The machismo thing, I think that’s secondary,” she said. “I think it’s a cover-up for what he was really doing, which is looking at deep emotion. To me, that means being truthful about what is real and what is happening. It’s being true to what is. That’s why he loved adventurous circumstances, because they bring out raw emotion: there’s no bull in the middle of a bullfight.The Importance of Not Being Ernest - NYTimes.com
no one has yet come up with a fully convincing answer to the question of how you harness the power of the technology revolution and globalization without hollowing out middle-class jobs.Plutocrats vs. Populists - NYTimes.com
As the Institute for American Values report points out, the alliance of state governments and gambling interests is essentially exploitative, and the tax revenue casinos supply comes at the expense of long-term social welfare. Casinos tend to lower property values and weaken social capital in the places where they’re planted, they’re more likely to extract dollars from distressed communities than to spur economic development, and their presence is a disaster for the reckless and the addiction-prone.Pot and Jackpots - NYTimes.com