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

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."

Friday, July 28, 2023

debts to others

Considering the contributions of those who preceded us.

This might be the best email I've ever read: • Steve Jobs email to himself 13 months before he died.

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We stand on the shoulders of giants everyday. Next time you speak to a cynic, ask them these 10 questions: 1. How does the electricity grid work? 2. If you tried to create your food purely from scratch, how long would it take you? 3. How much work is involved in maintaining sewage systems? 4. How much time did people spend building the roads you drive on everyday? 5. Who created air conditioning? 6. If you was dropped on an island and had to create a smartphone, how long would it take you? 7. What did the economy look like before the invention of money? 8. How many people died in the Black Plague? 9. What would your role have been if you was fighting age in WW2? 10. What daily modern item would Kings of the past trade their whole empire for?

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Room for a new idea

Be humble. Be teachable. The universe is bigger than your view of the universe. There's always room for a new idea. 

"You have to pick something big to work on, because it's hard to commit your life to something small."