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Month: November 2021
“There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.”
Here’s a counterintuitive gem from one of those ancient Greeks. Euripides called it.
“There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.”Euripides
Yeah, making a mistake feels terrible. But these are your best chances for change and end up defining who you are. So when you make a mistake, own it and accept the opportunity to rethink yourself. ✌️
When sh*t got real in Tenochtitlan, aka Mexico City
Nobody tells a great story like Throughline. This podcast gives new twists on old stories, from ancient collapses of civilization to modern controversies. Every story is a slice of history told with a tight narrative and professional production, including deft use of sound effects. This is not some dude blabbing about history.
In their episode about Tenochtitlan, they dive deep into the brutal Spanish conquest of Mexico. They start out describing ancient Aztect capital of Tenochtitlan (aka Mexico City) as an immense ancient metropolis, one of the largest cities in the world at the time (and now). It is full of towering temples, canals, schools, and a Venice-like network of waterways for transport and irrigation and composting. This is a city that smells sweet.
The Aztecs are advanced and powerful, but they can be pretty brutal conquerers themselves and have made plenty of their own local enemies.
Then the Spanish show up. ⚔️ It’s a fascinating and pretty terrifying story.
👉 Tenochtitlan: A Retelling of The Conquest
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“You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.”
You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.Timothy Leary
I love this perspective. Being flexible in light of new information is a key to growth and is likely to lead to a more interesting and fulfilling life.
I’m changing my mind about Timothy Leary. To me, he’s no longer just a hallucinogenic drug weirdo any more, but a pretty smart guy. 😆 Staying’ young, folks.