An ever-changing list of books I want to read, those I'm currently reading and those I've already read, starting from this year:
Hola! I'm Jere, an engineering student from Argentina. I'm trying to lead a da Vincian life, focusing on art & science. Right now I'm going through a phase focused mostly on learning, so my ready-to-share output is fairly low. That should change as time passes.
Things I'm learning: engineering, programming, physics, jazz piano, martial arts, philosophy, literature.
Thanks for having me!
One of the things that truly scare me is growing old and realizing that I wasted my time pursuing the wrong things, fragmenting my time between frivolous hobbies. The only thing that keeps me going forward is that the alternative, freezing and not doing anything until I know for sure, is tremendously boring.
I might be on the wrong path, I might never reach "master" status in any of the things I do, but at least I'm having a blast over here. And to me that's a nice trade off 🤷🏻♂️
“The art critic John Berger, the guy who wrote the iconic “Ways of Seeing” in 1971, recently wrote an essay “Why look at Animals?” (2009). In it, he argued that #zoos are emblematic of western society’s disenchanted worldview, where science has stripped away the basic ‘Being’ of #animals, considering them devoid of any interiority. As such, house them where you will; they’re all the same wherever they live.”
I like the idea behind Californication, but I can't stand the
Woman who was near him: Oh, Hank! Fuck me!!
I understand having a womanizer as a character, but can't his interactions have some kind of substance? It's the same Futūtiō Ex Machina that made me cringe during Lucifer (where it actually made kind of sense, considering he was the devil) and Suits. One of the few series I can think of that did the womanizer character correctly is Mad Men.
"THE problem with accepting — with preferring — diminished substitutes is that over time, we, too, become diminished substitutes. People who become used to saying little become used to feeling little. "
"We often use technology to save time, but increasingly, it either takes the saved time along with it, or makes the saved time less present, intimate and rich."
"Technology celebrates connectedness, but encourages retreat."
"Most of our communication technologies began as diminished substitutes for an impossible activity. [...] But then a funny thing happened: we began to prefer the diminished substitutes."
"Each step “forward” has made it easier, just a little, to avoid the emotional work of being present, to convey information rather than humanity. "
Inspired by Franklin's Thirteen Virtues, here are the virtues/values I'll try to optimize my life around:
- Order and Cleanliness
- Curiosity and Exploration
- Equilibrium with Nature
I'll explain them in a blog post tomorrow.
YES ! I'm so happy !! https://srndiity.space is live ! Only one landing page with an animation that I've done. I know it's very simple, but you can't imagine how much this means to me. I'm really proud and happy.
I'm very glad to this community, seeing everyone's project was trully motivating.
Btw I'll change my pseudo for Srndiity, so there'll be both during some times...
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