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Only the educated are free – Epicetus

Only the educated are free — Epictetus. An excellent aphorism for the value of open knowledge.

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Ogilvy’s How to Write Memo

David Ogilvy’s 1981 memo to staff at Ogilvy & Mather. I have read and re-read this several times over the years and found it useful — though I emphasize that is not the same as thinking it completely correct, for example, there are clear counter-examples to the claim that “People who think well, write well”. […]

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Ancient Greek Epitaph re Non-Existence of Afterlife

Do not pass by my epitaph wayfarer, But stand, listen, and when you have heard, go on your way. There is no boat in Hades, no ferryman Charon … All of us who have died and gone below Are bones and ashes, nothing else. Ancient Greek epitaph from After Lives: A Guide Heaven, Hell and […]

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