I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.
The news these days is filled with polarization, with hate, with fear, with ignorance. But while these feelings are a part of us, and always will be, they neither dominate nor define us. Not if we don’t let them. When we reach, when we explore, when we’re curious – that’s when we’re at our best. We can learn about the world around us, the Universe around us. It doesn’t divide us, or separate us, or create artificial and wholly made-up barriers between us. As we saw on Twitter, at New York Times Square where hundreds of people watched the landing live, and all over the world: science and exploration bind us together. Science makes the world a better place, and it makes us better people.
“When will these so-called ‘disruptive technologies’ become acknowledged as ‘future technologies?’” – @jeffjarvis via @laurelatoreilly
It is important to understand that the Dow is moved by people who thought that Bernie Madoff is a genius and that Pets.com was worth tens of billions of dollars. And, they somehow could not see an $8 trillion housing bubble right in front of their faces.
The people who move markets are not people with a deep understanding of the economy or anything else. It would be absolutely crazy to try to run economic policy based on the peculiar quirks of the Wall Street crew.
To the girl staring at the box I had on the subway, I didn’t mean it when I said “how else are you supposed to transport tarantulas?”