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Forget Permanence, Seek Resilience

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Forget Permanence, Seek Resilience

Alan Watts said, “The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.” 

But does permanence dictate that a thing be unchanging in essence? Matter persists through different states, and in its mutability and diversity it defies oblivion. Death destroys a star and creates a galaxy. Permanence does not mean without change. Change is a force of nature that creates diversity through interrelationship. Without diversity, a system destroys itself and new forms fill its space.

While human beings may disagree on the efficacy of pursuing permanence, resilience is another matter--or at least, another state.... 

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When is Too Much Order a Bad Thing?

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When is Too Much Order a Bad Thing?

How much can stock can we put in certainty? What causes financial panics? Most people blame politics, bad statistics or greed. Turns out it's more complex than that--but not all that complicated...

 

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