Factober

All the things that made us basically nasty, rapacious, competitive as a species are not necessarily hard-coded into whatever passes for the DNA of artificial intelligence.

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Reach out to the world. Be open. Help others and in doing so help yourself.

Reach out to the world. Be open. Help others and in doing so help yourself.
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Today was the first day of summer, she realized, her spirits lifting like a

Today was the first day of summer, she realized, her spirits lifting like a kite. She loved milestones of any sort: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, checks on the calendar, notches on a growth chart. Today would be special, brand new. She felt it deep
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Solitary confinement is too terrible a punishment to inflict on any human b

Solitary confinement is too terrible a punishment to inflict on any human being, no matter what his crime. Hardened criminals in the men's prisons, it is said, often beg for the lash instead.
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Making friends is not a big deal. Replacing me with them after talking to t

Making friends is not a big deal. Replacing me with them after talking to them for only one bloody day is a big deal.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Each of us is the best we can be when we are fully present, focused yet rel

Each of us is the best we can be when we are fully present, focused yet relaxed, curious yet non-judgmental, committed yet flexible.
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My friend Julie was cooking dinner in her kitchen one night. Her expression

My friend Julie was cooking dinner in her kitchen one night. Her expression was blank as she stood alone working by herself. Her daughter walked in and gasped, “Mom! What’s wrong?” She said “Nothing. I’m fine.” In response, her daughter added, “Then tell
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I had to learn how to trust my gut. Trust what I know to be right... not ri

I had to learn how to trust my gut. Trust what I know to be right... not right, but not waver on who I am. Know who I am, know what I want, and know it. Not waver on it and be secure in that. And I still struggle with it. But I really... I can't be moved.
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When I say I must write, I don't mean I must publish. There is a great diff

When I say I must write, I don't mean I must publish. There is a great difference. the important thing is the chaotic form given to my chaotic experience, which is, as it was for James Joyce, my kind of religion, and necessary for me...as the confession a
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But things are so bad, I feel like I’m going to explode if I don’t do somet

But things are so bad, I feel like I’m going to explode if I don’t do something.
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Happy girls are the prettiest

Happy girls are the prettiest
Posted 2 months ago

Children with autism are constantly testing and pursuing truth. They are a

Children with autism are constantly testing and pursuing truth. They are a bundle of contradictions. They love order and routine, yet often have the most amazingly inventive and creative minds. They may appear to follow rules, but are also the most likely
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He did not wish to be divine. If there had never been a God, the emperor th

He did not wish to be divine. If there had never been a God, the emperor thought, it might have been easier to work out what goodness was. This business of worship, of the abnegation of self in the face of the Almighty, was a distraction, a false trail. W
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