I came across this website, which asks you to preserve what you consider humanity’s most important knowledge in one sentence. Examples include – F=Ma, No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, and the 3 Laws of Thermodynamics.
The postings lead me to the KEO website, where messages are accepted to be loaded on to a satellite that will crash back into the Earth in 50,000 years.
In their words:
The faraway children, of your children … of their great-grand children … who you would never know … would love to know you. What would you like to tell them?
I’d like to tell them this:
It is hard to put in to words the reflections and revelations I have had in my twenty (20) short years of life on this planet. I hardly remember half of them anyways. But I will try.
That’s it people. You’ve figured it all out. You now truly know who you really are.
The truth is, it’s never really over. I’ve just gotten you started on a path that will last the rest of your life. You never truly “find yourself”.
The last post was about being honest, and expressing your true self. Knowledge is useless if it’s not used. In this case, you have self-knowledge that you are obligated, that you need to express honesty. You cannot hide it or just settle. Never settle.
http://www.paulgraham.com/love.html – conceptual, more idea based
http://chronicle.com/jobs/2002/11/2002110401c.htm – more practical nitty gritty job based research
Other places of interest:
*Knock at the Door*
Two Well Dressed Men (TWDM) : Hi, my name is ___, and I'm ____. We're from the Church of Latter Day Saints.
TWDM: And your name is?
Me: I'm Jason
*we shake hands*
TWDM: We were just hoping we could talk with you about the Bible and share the message of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Me: Oh, well I'm afraid I'm not interested. But have a good day.
TWDM: Do you know if you could point us to someone who would be interested?
Me: Uh, I don't know. I just moved here so I don't really know anyone…
TWDM: Well, thank you anyway. Continue reading