“Everyone is interesting. If you’re ever bored in a conversation, the problem is with you — not with the other person.”

Everyone is interesting. If you’re ever bored in a conversation, the problem is with you — not with the other person. It’s all about figuring out what somebody’s really into — what they’re passionate about. Matt Mullenweg on Polyphasic Sleep, Tequila, and Building Billion-Dollar Companies [FourHourWorkWeek]

“One drink is a free ride.”

The Escalating Scale of Drunkenness, Explained [Esquire] The thing about one drink — a glass of liquor we’re talking about, hopefully a stiff pour — is that it doesn’t involve enough alcohol to make anything stop working. Your eyesight, your natural grace, your moral compass — they’re all left intact. Because one drink doesn’t compromise […]

“A person needs only USD $3,650 to be among the wealthiest half of world citizens.”

Credit Suisse: Although the global economic environment has remained challenging, total global wealth has grown to a new record, rising by USD $20.1 trillion between mid-2013 and mid-2014, an increase of 8.3%, to reach USD $263 trillion – more than twice the USD $117 trillion recorded for the year 2000. Our estimates for mid-2014 indicate […]

“There is very little doubt, in my mind, that what the next monumental achievement of humanity will be the first landing by an Earthling, a human being, on the planet Mars.”

Buzz Aldrin: There is very little doubt, in my mind, that what the next monumental achievement of humanity will be the first landing by an Earthling, a human being, on the planet Mars. And I expect that within 2 decades of the 5th anniversary of the first landing on the moon, that within 2 decades […]

“Financial warfare has now officially come to war’s center stage.”

Here’s a passage from an essay called “The War God’s Face Has Become Indistinct,” written in 1999 by Colonels Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and quoted in the excellent James Rickards book, Currency Wars: Financial warfare has now officially come to war’s center stage – a stage that for […]

“The ruling class has figured out that a happy and productive population with free time on their hands is a mortal danger.”

David Graeber, Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics: The ruling class has figured out that a happy and productive population with free time on their hands is a mortal danger (think of what started to happen when this even began to be approximated in the ’60s). And, on the other hand, the […]

“God here. I thought I would take the time to personally explain my absence in the Aurora shootings.”

Dear Christians: God here. I thought I would take the time to personally explain my absence in the Aurora shootings. While I was at it, I thought I would also explain my absence during every murder, massacre and crime that has ever taken place in World history, and in every war, in every famine, drought […]