Quote of the Day

Great Quote from a Dying Man

Computer science professor Randy Pausch—who had recently received a terminal pancreatic cancer diagnosis—shares some advice two months before his death:

“It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we do not. I assure you I’ve done a lot of really stupid things, and none of them bother me. All the mistakes, and all the dopey things, and all the times I was embarrassed — they don’t matter. What matters is that I can kind of look back and say: Pretty much any time I got the chance to do something cool I tried to grab for it — and that’s where my solace comes from.”

Source: Carnegie Mellon University commencement speech (2008)

Excellent QOTD

“Your relationships will rarely be healthier than your self-esteem.

If the time you spend alone is already enjoyable to some degree—that is, if you have a healthy internal monologue and generally feel good about yourself—then you will have a fairly high bar for the type of relationships you’ll enter.

But if you’re unhappy with yourself, then you are more likely to put up with bad relationships because they may occasionally make you feel better than you do alone. If you want a great relationship, the first thing you want is to be comfortable with yourself.”

— James Clear’s Weekly Newsletter

Great Quote

Why do hurricanes have names and not numbers? To keep the killing personal. – George Carlin

Personal Quote

Sometimes when I am in the bathroom in the morning, I’ll be thinking about a topic and just proceed to create a great quote from it.

The key to remembering everything is to NOT remember anything.

You are probably shaking your head. “This is complete doublespeak and poppycock!”

I assure you that it is not.

Our brains are horrible at remembering anything. If that is true, then why rely on it? While we may remember events, do we truly remember them in every perfect detail? No. No, we do not.

The trick is to make sure you write your brilliant ideas down somewhere. It could be the phone that you are carrying with you. It could be an app like Drafts on your Apple Watch that lets you dictate a quick note that syncs to your phone or laptop.

I have a waterproof writing system in the shower which is how I remembered my quote to share with you right now.

Get it down and you’ll always remember!

Quote of the Day

Sure. It is a ground breaking idea. If digging a grave was what you were going for.

-me. Yep. I said that.

QOTD – Vacuum of Space

Dark matter is a failure of science to understand what a vacuum truly is and that armchair quarterbacking the universe from a single planet will lead to futility.

  • Mike Williams, Know-it-All

QOTD – Society

Society would be a lot better off if we would all stop lying to one another.

–Mike Williams

QOTD – Nonsense

I’ve never understood the logic behind the statement “If you don’t vote, you are throwing your vote away.” I think it is utter nonsense. If I have a stone in my hand and I don’t throw it, how could I possibly have thrown it away?