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Most boys find themselves obliged to give up the fond dream of some day becoming President, for they soon discover what a lot of men there are in the world, and how few Presidents we need. But there is one dignity to which every boy and girl is born, and…
I do not want to live in the sort of society where we take care of the sick, where we take care of the weak, take care of the oppressed, which is a very anti-Darwinian society.
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“Who do you think made the first stone spears? The Asperger guy. If you were to get rid of all the autism genetics, there would be no more Silicon Valley.”
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If you cannot accurately define a theory in a scientific context, we are not going to be able to find the common ground needed to have a serious conversation about important scientific topics.
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As a farm kid, I feel a certain resonance with this text. I think a lot of this message has more to say about how we conduct ourselves than where we live our lives.
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“To be careful with people and with words was a rare and beautiful thing.” –Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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And why was it that some guys had tears in them and some had no tears at all? Different boys lived by different rules.
When I got home, I sat on my front porch. I watched the sun set. I felt alone, but not in a bad way. I really liked being alone. Maybe I liked it too much.
I thought of Dante and wondered about him. And it seemed to me that Dante’s face was a map of the world. A world without any darkness.
–Benjamin Alire Saenz in Aristotle and
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