The Long Game – brilliant visual essays exploring the only real secret to success, from Leonardo to Marie Curie.
Also see the science of why “grit” is a greater predictor of success than intelligence.(via explore-blog)
I think all children are philosophers. All children are asking themselves these questions. We make sense of the world by telling ourselves stories. And in particular, we tell ourselves stories to make sense of things that don’t otherwise seem to make sense, that defy understanding.
And one of the big problems is of course death. So we tell ourselves these stories to help us cope with the fear of death."
In a fantastic episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour exploring fear, philosopher Stephen Cave, author of the excellent Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, considers the four stories we tell ourselves when facing the prospect of death.
By far the best meditation on the subject remains Alan Lightman on why we long for immortality in an impermanent universe.(via explore-blog)
"Take care of yourself. You will feel better soon. Trust me."
I’m feeling blue and this made me feel so much better.
Aw. Love. Glad it helped.