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Social Engineering

December 7th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Social engineering - big words to sound like you were the victim of something ominous when actually you were just tricked by another human being.
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Starving Paradox

October 21st, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Humans - the only species that can be fat and starving at the same time.
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Perpetual

August 9th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Everything is perpetually falling - the moon, the stars, planets...  And perpetually dying.
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Different Night Skies

June 1st, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
That feeling of knowing we see the same night sky, the same stars and constellations, no matter how far apart we are, will one day be replaced by the feeling of realizing we might not even see the same moon.
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Death is Only Natural

April 6th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Death is only natural... That is, until you find a cure. Then they'll kill you to have it.
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Narcissism is Not Self Expression

December 22nd, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Narcissism is not self expression. One shapes the world in their image; the other just wants their image to be seen.
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The Average is Not Real

December 4th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
The average is not a real number. If one fish is fresh water and the other salt, optimizing for the average kills both.
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Shaping Dreams

November 5th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Some let the world shape their dreams.  Others let their dreams shape the world.
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It Only Takes One

October 22nd, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
If you drop a book a thousand times and just one of those times it doesn't fall, then that is the one datapoint worth looking at. (inspired from "I Origins")
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What No One Else Wants

August 18th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Why put effort into something no one else wants? Because I want it. Is your life dream just to serve everyone else?
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Time of Night

July 24th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
The music was playing faster, yet the tempo was the same as before. No, in the dead of night, time was just moving faster. Asleep and awake becoming one and the same.
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Stretch of Mind

July 9th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Your body can only stretch so far, but your mind can stretch forever.
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Butterfly at the Windowsill

June 30th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
A butterfly lay dead at my windowsill this morning, inside, having been unable to escape to the world just beyond the glass.
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Just Atoms and Electrons

June 15th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Just ones and zeroes? You're just atoms and electrons, but I don't see you equating yourself to the rock on ground.
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Arc of Life

June 14th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
In the comfort of youth, I long for the worlds beyond.  In pursuit of the unknown, I yearn for the older, simpler days of familiarity.  In realizing the world I seek does not exist in reality, I run away into my dreams, only for them to fade into memories of what I tried to leave behind.  Hence, God created death.
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False Modesty

June 9th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Calling yourself pathetic is not being humble. It's actually being pathetic.
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Equality in Differences

March 25th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
You don't treat two people equally by forgetting both their names.  Equality doesn't mean removing what makes us different.
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Before My Eyes

March 12th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
The world I see when I close my eyes is clearer than the one before me.
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Noise and Splattered Colors

March 12th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
This cage that is my mind... The noise and splattered colors that is my reality... What good is it all if no one can see what I see, feel what I feel, in here... You want to escape but not into that world out there.
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What Would God Do

January 14th, 2016 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Why would you not aspire to be God? Isn't he supposed to be the best? Why wouldn't he be your role model instead of the guy beneath him?
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