The Universal Label - xkcd


Considering and willing. Planning and doing. Expecting and believing. Resting and living.


"Danaus the king of Argos was rich and powerful, but he had fifty daughters, and so had to pay for fifty dowries. How wealthy you are is not simply a matter of how much gold you have, but of whether you are able to satisfy your needs. The one who refuses to be satisfied with enough because there is more to acquire condemns himself to a life of poverty: his bank account is necessarily too small to supply him with the infinity of possessions he desires." Apology: A new translation of Plato's Defence of Socrates, Don Adams.


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Fitter, happier More productive Comfortable Not drinking too much Regular exercise at the gym, three days a week Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries At ease Eating well, no more microwave dinners and saturated fats A patient, better driver A safer car, baby smiling in back seat Sleeping well, no bad dreams No paranoia Careful to all animals, never washing spiders down the plughole Keep in contact with old friends, enjoy a drink now and then Will frequently check credit at moral bank, hole in wall Favours for favours, fond but not in love Charity standing orders on sundays, ring-road supermarket No killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants Car wash, also on sundays No longer afraid of the dark or midday shadows, nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate Nothing so childish At a better pace, slower and more calculated No chance of escape Now self-employed Concerned, but powerless An empowered and informed member of societ, pragmatism not idealism Will not cry in public Less chance of illness Tires that grip in the wet, shot of baby strapped in backseat A good memory Still cries at a good film Still kisses with saliva No longer empty and frantic Like a cat Tied to a stick That's driven into Frozen winter shit, the ability to laugh at weakness Calm, fitter, healthier and more productive A pig in a cage on antibiotics


The world we live in has its own limits. The lives that we live has its own limits. In reality, things do not occur like we imagine or we wish. Because of all the external physical factors; they bring limitations and randomness. Our minds doesn't have those limits predefined in brain. Some can get quite frustrated by that.

The entire universe is built upon a set of limitations. Like c, the speed of light. According to special relativity, c is the maximum speed at which all conventional matter and hence all known forms of information in the universe can travel in space and time. What kind of ultimate reality, the ultimate truth would have such predefined constant limits? There must be something beyond. But anyway, we are stuck in this simulation. In this bubble. With some set of physical rules and limitations.

On the other hand, the universe is vast, there are almost infinite number of possibilities, particles, forces, waves... The universe is so vast (and funnily, limited at the same time), we can only observe it up to a range. But within this range, for our scale, there are infinite things to discover, to feel and to experience.

Now, think about the life you are living. Think about all the actions with the consequences that you didn't sign up for. All the external factors, limits, randomness and the possibilities. Life works like this. And we are part of it.


"If you awaken from this illusion and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death (or shall I say death implies life?), you can feel yourself not as a stranger in the world, not as something here on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke - but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental.

I am not trying to sell you on this idea in the sense of converting you to it, I want you to play with it. I want you to think of its possibilities, I am not trying to prove it. I am just putting it forward as a possibility of life to think about. So then, let's suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream you wanted to dream, and that you could for example have the power within one night to dream 75 years of time, or any length of time you wanted to have.

And you would, naturally, as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fulfill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure during your sleep. And after several nights of 75 years of total pleasure each you would say "Well that was pretty great". But now let's have a surprise, let's have a dream which isn't under control, where something is gonna happen to me that I don't know what it's gonna be.

And you would dig that and would come out of that and you would say "Wow that was a close shave, wasn't it?". Then you would get more and more adventurous and you would make further- and further-out gambles what you would dream. And finally, you would dream where you are now. You would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today.

That would be within the infinite multiplicity of choices you would have. Of playing that you weren't god, because the whole nature of the godhead, according to this idea, is to play that he is not. So in this idea then, everybody is fundamentally the ultimate reality, not god in a politically kingly sense, but god in the sense of being the self, the deep-down basic whatever there is. And you are all that, only you are pretending you are not."


A carpet in Mezrab

Every carpet is unique as long as you don't remember all their details like shapes and colors.

It takes thousands of hours to make a carpet with the traditional/ancient methods

It takes couple of hours to make a carpet with the industrial methods.

In IKEA, every carpet is the same.

Carpets are cozy, beautiful and it's nice to step on them.



I don't feel old. Or young. The time is just passing much faster than it has always been.


is the version that made me switch back to Firefox.



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