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Take my spirit in better shape then when you gave it…

Let­ter to a friend: ***, There’s noth­ing I have expe­ri­enced that’s any­thing like being on a stormy ocean on a small boat, out of reach of all mankind, reliant total­ly upon self and the fick­le­ness of the sea gods. Not all the nations in the world with all their resources can do any­thing to affect the

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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Great read, love this quote: A ratio­nal anar­chist believes that con­cepts such as “state” and “soci­ety” and “gov­ern­ment” have no exis­tence save as phys­i­cal­ly exem­pli­fied in the acts of self-respon­si­ble indi­vid­u­als. He believes that it is impos­si­ble to shift blame, share blame, dis­trib­ute blame… as blame, guilt, respon­si­bil­i­ty are mat­ters tak­ing place inside human

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shadow divers quote

****, excel­lent rec­om­men­da­tion.  Just read these lines from Chat­ter­ton’s expe­ri­ence as a medic walk­ing point in Viet­nam.  They ring true with my own lim­it­ed expe­ri­ence.  Dig it. ‑If an under­tak­ing was easy, some­one else already would have done it. ‑If you fol­low in anoth­er’s foot­steps, you miss the prob­lems real­ly worth solv­ing. ‑Excel­lence is born of

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7. You’re pret­ty hard on the activists, aren’t you? Well, I’m tired of peo­ple pro­ject­ing their fan­tasies onto me. If you want to be wise and benev­o­lent, that’s fine, pro­vid­ing that you do it for real and not as an exer­cise in self-delu­­sion. Go make the world a bet­ter place in your imme­di­ate vicin­i­ty, with

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