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Remember, You Are A Black Swan   1 comment

Black Swan-72Black Swan — Source: Pinterest 

“Imagine a speck of dust next to a planet a billion times
the size of the earth. The speck of dust represents the
odds in favor of your being born; the huge planet would
be the odds against it. So stop sweating the small stuff.
Don’t be like the ingrate who got a castle as a present and
worried about the mildew in the bathroom. Stop looking
the gift horse in the mouth—remember that you are a
Black Swan.”

― from  The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb,

Computer Painting and Taleb’s “No-Nos”   Leave a comment

SCVN Nature Walk 08-08-12Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly — Computer Painting by kenne

THE NO-NOS

Muscles without strength,
friendship without trust,
opinion without risk,
change without aesthetics,
age without values,
food without nourishment,
power without fairness,
facts without rigor,
degrees without erudition,
militarism without fortitude,
progress without civilization,
complication without depth,
fluency without content,
and, most of all, religion without tolerance.

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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