The causes of obesity are manifold and complex. Nevertheless, a growing body of evidence suggests that a culture emphasising processed food and a generally sedentary lifestyle lies at the centre of the problem. In emerging markets, rapid urbanisation is another important factor, as well as a desire to emulate western lifestyles.
~ Kenneth Rogoff via The Guardian
When there is freedom from mechanical conditioning, there is simplicity. The classical man is just a bundle of routine, ideas and tradition. If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow — you are not understanding yourself.
~ Bruce Lee
You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.
~ David Foster Wallace
The very first lesson of mapping on the smartphone, then, is that the handset is primarily a tangible way of engaging something much subtler and harder to discern, on which we have suddenly become reliant and over which we have virtually no meaningful control.
~ Adam Greenfield