“everything is tough” and you can grit your way through it and come out the other side, battle-tested, and with rings on your fingers
The spread of armed officers was one aspect of “Strathclydisation”, where tough Glaswegian tactics were rolled out to the sticks. Use of stop and search also increased. Methods that work on inner-city gangs are unsuited to places where duties include rescuing cats from trees…
The Economist, in ‘Scotland’s national police force finds its feet’
People give names to persons and things, and then suppose that if they know the names, they know that which the names refer to.
— Keiji Nishitani
Tory MPs complain that their inboxes are deluged with demands for both extremes: a “People’s Vote” on one hand, or a no-deal Brexit on the other. (Emails about more mundane topics, like delayed trains, still outnumber both.)
—The Economist, in ‘A rebellion in the Conservative ranks fizzles out’
Monkey bars worked their bodies, reading worked their minds, but there was something else, something both physical and mental, that happened when they worked their fingers. Imagination. Socialization. Freedom.
— ‘Every City Should Have a Toy Library’ in The Atlantic
Bravery is by far the kindest word for stupidity
The implication is clear: as the psychologist Jonathan Haidt said in another context, “The emotional tail wags the rational dog.”
—Daniel Kahneman, in ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’
It get’s worse the more important it is to us
The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we’ll feel towards pursuing it.
— Dave in ‘The Resistance is Real’
I feel it as a fear of failure – a what if. I wonder if its also a fear of success – and the change that may bring?