Elite athletes learn entitlement. They believe they are entitled to have women serve their needs. It’s part of being a man. It’s the cultural construction of masculinity.
One hundred and ten years from now no one who is here now will be alive.
When you take a drug to treat high blood pressure or diabetes, you have an objective test to measure blood pressure and the amount of sugar in the blood. It is straight-forward. With autism, you are looking for changes in behavior.
The Italians have their priorities right: They’re driven, they do their work, but they really enjoy the day-to-day and they don’t put off the enjoyment of the everyday for some future goal.
We all like stories that make us cry. It’s so nice to feel sad when you’ve nothing in particular to feel sad about.
The Internet is a collective hallucination: one of the best humanity has ever generated.
I really believe in science. It is a faith. It is a reverence akin to religion. But as we always say, it’s different from religion in that, as near as we can tell, it exists outside of us. It has an objective quality, the process of science.
While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions, they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards of conduct for legal combatants: wearing uniforms, a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war.
The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.
Terrorism is like jujitsu: The small players win if they make the large player use his strength against himself.