Twenty-one

I had a very large part in developing my intelligence. I’ve worked very hard for it. My looks I was born with. I had nothing to do with them. So then why does it feel so much more awesome when someone says I’m hot than when someone says I’m a genius?

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Twenty

My wife knows that she is not the more attractive to me than every other woman in the whole world. So why do I feel like I’m supposed to pretend she is? Do I think my ability to lie in this fashion will impress her?

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Nineteen

How did all Chinese buffets in the United States come to settle on exactly the same menus including apple pie? Is there a book circulating in China called “How to start a Chinese restaurant in the U.S.”?

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Eighteen

In a few more years of seeing cardboard signs, our kids will start thinking “Vet” is another word for “Homeless”.

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Seventeen

“Insofar as there is no evidence of a thing, then the answer to ‘Does it exist?’ is exactly the same as the answer to ‘Is a sound is made by a tree which falls where no one can hear it?’ and that answer is ‘Who cares?'” ~ Warren Falk

If a thing is consequential, then, by definition, it has consequence.  If a thing has consequence, then that consequence is evidence of its existence.  Therefore, to the extent that there is no evidence of a thing, then it is inconsequential.  If there is such a thing for which there can be no evidence, the thing’s existence can be of no consequence, and all further time spent pondering it is in vain.

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Sixteen

“The greatest barrier to the advancement of mankind’s knowledge is men pretending to know things they do not know” ~ Warren Falk

Religious credulity and ignorance could be irradicated in a single generation if parents and teachers ceased pretending to be certain of things of which they are manifestly uncertain.

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Fifteen

“When it comes to conversations, one is wise to pursue omniscience before practicing omnipresence.” – Warren Falk

In other words, before you go sticking your head in everyone’s business, it is a good idea to know what you are talking about.

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