Tag: philosophy

Epitaph found in Vatican encourages Hedonism

Epitaph found in Vatican encourages Hedonism

“Tivoli is my home town, Flavius Agricola my name . . . Friends who read this, do my bidding. Mix the wine, drink deep, wreathed in flowers, and do not refuse to pleasure pretty girls. When death comes, earth and fire devour all.

-epitaph of Flavius Agricola

via Funerary Monument of Flavius Agricola | Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Good advice inscribed on the Falvius Agricola’s sarcophagus, which was discovered in 1623 beneath the Vatican floor.

“Anything worth saying WILL offend someone.” ~ Johann Hari

“Anything worth saying WILL offend someone.” ~ Johann Hari

“Anything worth saying WILL offend someone.”

Which is why statements from politicians, who often try not to offend ANYONE, don’t contain anything ‘worth saying.”

And the news has become that way at times, too.

First heard this quote in a talk by journalist Johann Hari, whose credibility is in question due some plagiarism charges (I think). But just because the source is in question, doesn’t mean what he says isn’t true.

The Philosopher Commuter – How One Person Can Reduce Traffic

The Philosopher Commuter – How One Person Can Reduce Traffic

Traffic flows in stop-and-go waves that are caused, in part, by everyone doing their best to prevent other cars from cutting ahead of them in their lane.

By not tailgating, by giving lots of space to the guy ahead of your car, you allow cars to flow  into lanes as they want. While this may put you a few cars back in the lane (temporarily), it also reduces the jams that would have been caused by those cars were they not allowed to switch lanes. See video for more explanation.

This change in perspective will calm you during your commute and, perhaps, get you to work or home a little faster during rush hour.