Adoptive is optimal.
The ultimate unifying principle is individuality.–KR
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker,
that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love,
and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages.
—Adam Smith (United Kingdom, 1723-1790; The Wealth of Nations, 1776)
Life is fluid and the trick is not to let it flow away from you.
Give yourself something to fall forward on.
Heaven on earth: A politics-free zone
Put today’s come down into tomorrow’s get up.
To be consumed by events or eat them for breakfast?
It’s much easier to wish for something you can’t have than work for something you can.
The only certainty is death; everything else is adventure.–KR
Until death, it is all life.–Cervantes (Don Quixote)
Always deny what you don’t want to be known, and always affirm what you want to be believed. For, though there be much–even conclusive–evidence to the contrary, a fervent affirmation or denial will often create at least some doubt in the mind of your listener.–Francesco Guicciardini (Italy, 1483-1540; political theorist of the Medicis and friend of Machiavelli). The allusions to Trump’s despotic tendencies are no illusion.