Civilization is progress toward privacy

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

— Ayn Rand

I like your Christ but not your Christians

I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

— Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Great Software Engineers are never on the market

The great software developers, indeed, the best people in every field, are quite simply never on the market. But that doesn't mean they aren't looking.

— Joel Spolsky

We're at our Epochal Moment

From Slashdot, by user Genjix. Parent article: Megaupload.com Shut Down, Founder Charged With Piracy.

Do not stand for this flagrant abuse of our farcical democracy!

Three points for healing yourself and the world

[Three] simple points [for healing]: the truth, forgiveness, and self-love. With these three points, the whole world will heal and will no longer be a mental hospital.

Forgive to stop suffering

You must forgive those who hurt you, even if whatever they did to you is unforgivable in your mind. You will forgive them not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because you don’t want to suffer and hurt yourself every time you remember what they did to you. It doesn’t matter what others did to you, you are going to forgive them because you don’t want to feel sick all the time. Forgiveness is for your own mental healing. You will forgive because you feel compassion for yourself. Forgiveness is an act of self-love.

Don't believe others

Don’t believe anyone else. Don’t believe other people because they are lying all the time anyway.

Don't believe yourself

Don’t believe yourself. Don’t believe all the lies you tell yourself — all those lies that you never chose to believe, but were programmed to believe.

To your cells, You **are** God

For all those living beings that are your cells, you are God.

Nothing your partner does is personal

[N]othing that your partner does is personal. Your partner is dealing with her own garbage.

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