1. 10

    Earth was not built for six billion people all running around and being passionate about things. The world was built for about two million people foraging for roots and grubs.

    32
  2. 9

    The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth - it's about the redistribution of time.

    51
  3. 8

    Cloning is great. If God made the original, then making copies should be fine.

    52
  4. 7

    When we constantly ask for miracles, we're unraveling the fabric of the world. A world of continuous miracles would not be a world, it would be a cartoon.

    52
  5. 6

    Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.

    56
  6. 5

    If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it's a failure.

    56
  7. 4

    We decided that the French could never write user-friendly software because they're so rude.

    56
  8. 3

    There's much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness, you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world's probably a better place for it.

    82
  9. 2

    Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time.

    86
  10. 1

    Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.

    87
  11. Last Update: 15 August 2022

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