Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.
And if you think about it, teaching kids — or allowing the notion that the earth is 6,000 years old to be promulgated in schools is like teaching kids that the distance across the United States is 17 feet. That’s how big an error it is.
Now you might say, look, a lot of people believe that, so don’t we owe it to them to allow their views to be present in school? Well, as I’ve often said, the purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
You’re in business to deliver change, and if you succeed, the chances that no one will get hurt are virtually zero.
Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing.
I’m getting better at living inside my own world.
Not the physical world, but the world that I made for myself, well-hidden inside my mind.
It’s a wondrous place. There are people there, all of whom I’ve never met, but know better than myself. There are creatures, mythical, fantastical…
People say they want to be in risky environments and do all kinds of exciting stuff. But they don’t actually know what risk means, that risk actually does bring failure and mistakes.
We just think that there are all these different ways that people want to share, and that compressing them all into a single blue app is not the right format of the future.