I'm hanging out on #reddit more and more these days. User generated content really is what draws me there, I think...
"Does a toothbrush have feelings?" - #duolingo, teaching me about I-don't-know-what
An interesting thought here: "Will we lose our rights as parents once robots are better at raising our kids?"
Now reading: Tony Robbins' "Awaken the Giant within". I've read this book two years ago in English, now again in German. The concepts and ideas are truly amazing. I will annotate and highlight the shit out of this book. 🎉
It's a shame that the book is a little unstructured, and that this twenty-five year old book is still the best thing you can find from Tony.
After having read "Born a Crime" by #trevornoah, I can highly recommend it. 👍
It's funny, personal, and educational. The subtitle "Stories from a South African Childhood" couldn't be more true. At it's core, it's about the state of South Africa, Apartheid, Race, Religion. It showed me a world that I did not know before. Time well spent.
(on a side note, the book doesn't cover his public career at all)
On crime: "The hood made me realize that crime succeeds because crime does the one thing the government doesn’t do: crime cares. Crime is grassroots. Crime looks for the young kids who need support and a lifting hand. Crime offers internship programs and summer jobs and opportunities for advancement."
On hustling: "When Bongani first said to me, “Let’s go to the hood,” I thought we were going to sell CDs and DJ parties in the hood. It turned out that we were selling CDs and DJing parties in
order to capitalize a payday-lending and pawnshop operation in the hood. Very quickly that became our core business."
On the ridicule of institutionalized race:
"Which seems ridiculous, but it would happen. Every year under apartheid, some colored people would get promoted to white. It wasn’t a myth; it was real. People could submit applications to the government. Your hair might become straight enough, your skin might become light enough, your accent might become polished enough—and you’d be reclassified as white."
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