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Ghoti is a word constructed to illustrate the irregularities of written English. It is pronounced “fish”; the gh is pronounced as in “tough”, o as in “women”, and ti as in “nation”. Often attributed to George Bernard Shaw, the actual origin of the word is unknown.
The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.
— Nikola Tesla
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
— Steve Jobs
Interesting article about self control from The New Yorker:
Once Mischel began analyzing the results, he noticed that low delayers, the children who rang the bell quickly, seemed more likely to have behavioral problems, both in school and at home. They got lower S.A.T. scores. They struggled in stressful situations, often had trouble paying attention, and found it difficult to maintain friendships. The child who could wait fifteen minutes had an S.A.T. score that was, on average, two hundred and ten points higher than that of the kid who could wait only thirty seconds.
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