"I'm highly pessimistic of human culture and optimistic of human nature."

“I’m highly pessimistic of human culture and optimistic of human nature.”

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“I’m highly pessimistic of human culture and optimistic of human nature.”

Jamie Wheal articulates a kind of updated Bodhisattva message in this interview.

“Stay awake, build stuff.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1eXSvl5rn8

11 comments

  1. I think that is a poor idea in the first place.

  2. charlie mashara, you think what is a poor idea in the first place?

  3. They may have been able to give fire to him as a reward.

  4. My gawd….what did I just watch?

    I took notice of exactly that quote pessimestic/optimistic as well!

  5. Kenny Chaffin, yep, it’s not the typical message we hear these days. But I’m finding myself looking for some path forward that moves beyond our current cultural fragmentation.

  6. Gideon Rosenblatt I don’t disagree at all….I’m perhaps following a similar path.

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    just because Navy SEALS can do it, just because Danny Macaskill can do it, just because Elon Musk can do it; doesn’t mean you can do it – even if you think you can, no matter why you think it. Just sayin’

  8. The price for stealing fire and giving it to humans is to be chained to a rock and having your liver pecked out by an Eagle. For ever.

    So Technotopianism leads to cirrhosis of the liver?

  9. Gideon Rosenblatt I reserved his book at my library. I assume you have read it? Thoughts?

    There’s something quite fascinating to me going on here….

  10. Julian Bond Hah. That’s just what the priests want you to think. The real penalty for stealing fire and giving it to humans is to be warm. The real penalty for eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge is knowing stuff.

  11. Kenny Chaffin, sorry. I have not read it. Let me know what you think if you read it.

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