elites are bad

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

@chriscorriganElites are bad: to the left, elites are those with money. To the right, elites are those with education.
Successful people are good: to the right, those with money are successful. To the left, those with education are successful.”

@rhappe“Why do we need arts, writing, & history education? Because it requires making decisions in ambiguity. Where do I focus? What do I leave out? When am I done? This is a critical skill in a world of information abundance, it requires practice, & it is the only way to make progress.”

“Searching means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal … because, striving for your goal, there are many things you don’t see, which are directly in front of your eyes.” —Hermann Hesse in Siddhartha via @connecto [seek > sense > share]

“An ounce of information is worth a pound of data. An ounce of knowledge is worth a pound of information. An ounce of understanding is worth a pound of knowledge.”Russell Ackoff

The Girl Who Executed Nazis [war destroys all of us]

To the sisters, being in the resistance was a source of pride — they would never regret it — but also of pain.

“It was tragic and very difficult and we cried about it afterwards,” Truus said, about the feeling of having killed somebody. “We did not feel it suited us — it never suits anybody, unless they are real criminals.

“One loses everything. It poisons the beautiful things in life.”

The Dutch newspaper IJmuider Courant, reported that Freddie once told an interviewer: “I’ve shot a gun myself and I’ve seen them fall. And what is inside us at such a moment? You want to help them get up.”

@marabales “Beware of what you share in social media. Someone behind the scenes, who knows nothing about you, could be judging your habits and making decisions about your future in this world.”

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