I did not seek to sell U.S. secrets. I did not partner with any foreign government to guarantee my safety. Instead, I took what I knew to the public so what affects all of us can be discussed by all of us in the light of day, and I asked the world for justice.
Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.
Westerners often laud their children as ‘talented’ or ‘gifted’, while Asian parents highlight the importance of hard work. And in fact, research performed by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has found that the way parents offer approval affects the way children perform, even the way they feel about themselves.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.
I engage with local politics because it affects people I love. And I engage in national politics because it affects people I love.
Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Going around not fully believing that you’re going to die is really problematic because it affects how you think about the future of the planet, about the future of your own life, about the decisions you’re making.