Monday 6 October 2008


"The art of progress is making things ever more simple through increased complexity." -- Paul Chippendale

Sunday 5 October 2008

How we live our values

Principle: What matters is not WHAT values a person has, rather, what matters is HOW they live their values;

we live our values matters much more than what values we have. Because we live in a society, we cannot live our values any way we want! In fact, the very nature of our society is shaped by how we live our values. This sentiment is expressed beautifully in the following quote:

...morality is not just about how we treat each other; it is also about binding groups together, supporting essential institutions, and living in a sanctified and noble way. [The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, JONATHAN HAIDT -- Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia]