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Category Archives: Aphorisms

Monsanto, Greek Orthodox, Panic, Syria

Monsanto kept pushing the balloon under water for years using devious schemes. The Black Swan usually comes quickly. https://t.co/d1XiSigVvL — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) September 13, 2015 Which sorts of explains why we sort of connect Russia. (Picture of Greek Orthodox Levantine service) pic.twitter.com/yLoPX69ATE — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) September 10, 2015 The *only* way to survive is to […]

CHAINS OF RECIPROCITY

CHAINS OF RECIPROCITY Someone has done me favors in the past, when I needed them, say got me out of trouble. I naturally feel indebted to *that* person. But the ethical reaction should not be to pay the same person back since his generosity, if genuine, should be unconditional. My debt should be to the […]

Once you make the distinction between money for independence and money for status…

Once you make the distinction between money for independence and money for status, the rest becomes easy. via: Facebook

Namedropping one’s most powerful friend makes the namedropper look insecure…

Namedropping one’s most powerful friend makes the namedropper look insecure. It is much more effective to namedrop one’s most powerful enemy via: Facebook

When people call you intelligent…

When people call you intelligent it is almost always because they agree with you. Otherwise they call you arrogant. via Facebook