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The human body is 50 trillion cells organized in 78 organs and 1000s of perfectly tuned systems ruled, in most cases, by an idiot.
Perseverance is important at times, but let us not forget the essential art of strategic retreat.
Most people are poor autodidacts because they find any excuse to delay learning. A true self-learner does it now!
The only thing sadder than divorce is a failed marriage that does not end.
If you need sleeping pills to sleep, caffeine to stay awake, alcohol to have fun and television to be amused, do you really exist at all?
Smart people: "I made a mistake. How can I change?" Stupid people: "A mistake was made. Who can I blame?"
One of the prerequisites of wisdom is recognizing what an idiot you have been.
There is no such thing as "safety". The most you can hope for is a balance of risks.
Obesity comes in three forms: food, possessions and entertainment. An excess of any of them will cripple you.
Intelligence is the ability to separate emotions from facts.
Human evolution has not ended. It has simply bifurcated, with smart lineages getting smarter and dumb ones getting dumber.
The most valuable superpower isn't seeing through walls but accurately perceiving what's right in front of you.
Luxury marketing is based on the flawed concept of self-reward. "You deserve this frivolous object for all you've done." Fact: You don't!
In computer programming, you encounter a lot of paranormal phenomena—things that defy all logic until you see what you've been overlooking.
The standard adult behavior pattern is to repeat the same activities over and over unless disaster forces a change.
Wealth is best measured not in income but in freedom remaining after obligations.
The most dangerous people are those with absolute moral certainty about what should be done.
Inflammation of the brain caused by too much thinking can be treated with alcohol, cannabis or television.
As a rule, Paradise turns into Hell as soon as you move there.
Travel and existential wisdom from the Dalai Lama's evil twin. Author of 'The Case Against Marriage'.