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I presume everybody here has e-mail. How many people here, when a new message comes in, does your computer go "ding" or make some other noise? Do we still have people doing that? What the heck is wrong with you people? I love the fact that computer scientists just know nothing about anything, so for years by default all these packages out of the box would go "ding" every time you get a new piece of e-mail, so we've taken a technology explicitly designed to reduce interruption and we've turned them into interruptions. So you just got to turn that off. The point of e-mail is you go to it when you're ready, not sitting around like Pavlov's dogs saying, "Oh, maybe I'll get another e-mail!"
Randy Pausch from his Time Management Lecture
Approaching solitude for its enjoyment and intrinsic values is linked to psychological health, especially for those who don't feel as if they belong to their social groups.
I'm awkward and sarcastic and it doesn't translate well. So I try and not foist that upon people.
Selma Blair from #ad Hellboy II: The Golden Army DVD commentary
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
I know what men want. Men want to be really, really close to someone who will leave them alone.
People who cannot bear to be alone are generally the worst company.
If you can't stand solitude, maybe you bore others too.
Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily.
The best thinking has been done in solitude.
Thomas A. Edison
I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
Hermits have no peer pressure.
People who take the time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
To feel themselves in the presence of true greatness many find it necessary only to be alone.
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Let us stay at home: there we are decent. Let us not go out: our defects wait for us at the door, like flies.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
Somewhere between 1975 and 1977, there was a NERF commercial where a guy sang "Hey, hey, hey! NERF Basketball is here to stay!" (A person at Facebook thinks it was "here to play.") I wish someone would find that commercial and upload it to a place like YouTube. I knew a kid that had NERF Basketball back then on his bedroom door, but I wasn't able to get one until years later.
NERFOOP image courtesy of Jason Liebig.
Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I’ve been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.
Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn’t bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can’t tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.
If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. Most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.
Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from surroundair.com. A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.
Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground.
Hydrofracking is bad for you, your family, your friends, and the environment.
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