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I am working on multiple projects this week, including a translation and a mobile app. So no new blog post. I do have one from the archive that I think you would like.
This weeks quotes:
Child Labor is one of the greatest ills we inherited from the Industrial Age. But in trying to counter it, we have over corrected. In this essay on the Agency of Childhood, or Lack thereof, programmer Simon Saris explores the lack of meaningful opportunities for children and how it creates discord inside them.
—Simon Saris, The Most Precious Resource is Agency
Robin Hanson shares his thoughts on the implication of the latest news on UFO’s released by the US Navy.
—Robin Hanson, Seeing ANYTHING Other Than Huge-Civ Is Bad News
When I started this blog, I wrote about the searching the shape of my ideas. What I was really expressing was this. The only difference here is I looked inward while Polina looks outwards. A great read from her as always.
—Polina Marinova Pompliano, The Profile: The dealmaker who didn’t do his diligence & the biotech giant taking on HIV
It is great happenstance that I came across this quote from last year, on the eve of Eid-al-Adha, the Muslim festival of animal sacrifice. Eid-al-Adha has been sanitized and industrialized in most Muslim majority and dominant states. But not in my home country, Pakistan. I still remember the first time I saw this ritual. I was 5 or 6. It was…not really that exciting. The bloody and interesting(or scary, depending on your constitution) part ends in minutes. Butchering a cow, turning it into ‘food’ is a slow, methodical process. I was quite bored.
However it gave me an appreciation of the work that goes into my food that stays with me to this day. It also provided the base on which I built my views on humanity, life and death. I, like author David Perell, do believe that by abstracting the process, we are creating a culture of sanitization that distances our own selves from our own nature.
—David Perrell, Monday Musings (Books, Grace, Nature, Disabilities)
This is not to say that if you did find the blood and guts scary as a child, then there is something wrong with you. I decided I wanted to see it and it could have gone either way for me. I want my child to make the same choice on his own accord as well. All children should have this choice.
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This post originally appeared on my site on 20th July, 2020.
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