The prevalence of a spirit of contention amongst a people is a certain sign of deadness with respect to the things of religion. When men's spirits are hot with contention, they are cold to religion. - Jonathan Edwards “The Book of Mormon does not supplant the Bible. It expands, extends, clarifies, and amplifies our knowledge of the Savior. Surely, this second witness should be cause for great rejoicing by all Christians.” - Joseph B. Wirthlin

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Learn daily


Prof. Feynman
Keep in mind 🧠 1. Failure is when you don't try. 2. Don't try to please everyone and don't care about what others think. 3. Opinions don't change the reality. 4. Learn daily. 5. You are in charge of your own happiness.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Read every day

Good advice:

• Read everyday. • Spend time with nature. • Ask questions. • Never stop learning. • Don't pay attention to what others think of you. • Do what interests you the most. • Study hard. • Teach others what you know. • Make mistakes and learn. • It's Okay to not know things!

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Academic debates

Over the years, several people have made the point that academic debates are the most vicious and bitter because the stakes are so low.

In 1765 Samuel Johnson wrote about an academic commentator:

It is not easy to discover from what cause the acrimony of a scholiast can naturally proceed. The subjects to be discussed by him are of very small importance; they involve neither property nor liberty; nor favour the interest of sect or party. The various readings of copies, and different interpretations of a passage, seem to be questions that might exercise the wit, without engaging the passions.

But whether it be, that small things make mean men proud, and vanity catches small occasions; or that all contrariety of opinion, even in those that can defend it no longer, makes proud men angry; there is often found in commentaries a spontaneous strain of invective and contempt, more eager and venomous than is vented by the most furious controvertist in politicks against those whom he is hired to defame. 

Monday, July 31, 2023

what others think

Don't worry about what others think of you, that's none of your business. Train your mind to think, doubt, and question. That's how you grow.

"Happiness is the state when nothing is missing. When nothing is missing, your mind shuts down and stops running into the past or future to regret something or to plan something."