February '19

“The assumption has long been that this training is a necessity—traveling to space is a mentally and physically grueling endeavor. We need the strongest, smartest, most adaptable among us to go. But strength comes in many forms, as do smarts. And if you want to find people who are the very best at adapting to worlds not suited for them, you’ll have the best luck looking at people with disabilities, who navigate such a world every single day. Which has led disability advocates to raise the question: What actually is the right stuff? “

Study participants chat in the zero-g aircraft that flew out of Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.  Credits: U.S. Navy/Gallaudet University collection

Study participants chat in the zero-g aircraft that flew out of Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.

Credits: U.S. Navy/Gallaudet University collection

January '19

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.
— Harlan Ellison
https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/05/elon-musk-the-worlds-raddest-man.html

https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/05/elon-musk-the-worlds-raddest-man.html

December '18

Thought of the month : Cleopatra was ruling Egypt when she was 18 years old. What are you doing ?

  • Bruce Lee’s notebook (Brain Pickings)

    This one is to celebrate Bruce Lee, not only for the exemplary model he has been over the world, but also for my very late discovery of his passion for philosophy, mindset and self-care. Mens sana in corpore sano just took a new face, and it is totally worth checking out!

  • Meet the Renegades of the intellectual dark web (NYTimes)

    Subversion has always been a thing to me, but when it gets intellectual, I am IN! This article discusses people who made their name and fame by disrupting moral beliefs. They became controversial through and with their intellectual content. It is a rare thing in our present time, it is also no easy read, but absolutely worth the interest.

  • Battling entropy: making order of the chaos in our lives (Farnam Street)

Life is like going the wrong way on a moving walkway. Stand still and you go backwards. Walk and you stay put. Gotta hustle to get ahead.
— Farrelly Brothers
Bruce Lee (Photograph courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation archive)

Bruce Lee (Photograph courtesy of the Bruce Lee Foundation archive)

November '18

This article provides elements of mindset and rituals that are as delicate as discrete; as adaptable to anyone and so powerful. These Japanese traditions actually resonated in me in the way that many of them were regular and deeply-happy childhood memories (rituals at the time, how could it get so lost ?), and these are actually part of the national culture of a country.

This one is financial yet essential. It would definitely be a class I would teach in my school. Money and (personal) finances are never spoken of in educational structures, yet it is an essential discipline, among physical activity, self-care and balance, in a healthy life. It is only being half-taught within families, because it is also a taboo in many places, which I deeply disagree with ! Just like we speak about food and sport, we should speak about finances and how to sustain ourselves in an efficient way.

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/are-these-japanese-traditions-the-secret-to-a-long-lifespan/ - Nassima Rothacker

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/are-these-japanese-traditions-the-secret-to-a-long-lifespan/ - Nassima Rothacker