“If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lately, I’ve been working on ridding my vocabulary of words which have sexist, racist, or otherwise bad origins. This has led to many debate about the etymology of words and I’ve been spending a lot of time … [Read more…]
Don’t forget that we’re talking about The Psychopath Test by Ron Jonson on March 30th. Also, if you have any ideas for books for April, May and June, leave them in the comments.
“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” -Confucius The other day I was asked if the world is becoming a better place to live. Sure, the question is open-ended, but I think, in general, the answer is yes. Certainly if you’re an American whose home was foreclosed on last year or any … [Read more…]
“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.” -Oscar Wilde Megan McArdle is at it again. She asks “Are the Rich Completely Undeserving of Sympathy?” and concludes that no, we should be empathetic to their plight. All while effectively demonstrating to me that, no, we really shouldn’t. I don’t feel any sorrier for … [Read more…]
Another OkCupid message: I wasn’t aware that the definition of dull was based around the sexuality of your girlfriend.