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The Overview Effect and the Psychology of Cosmic Awe
The Overview Effect and the Psychology of Cosmic Awe

The spirituality of space exploration as self-exploration.

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Henry Miller on Creative Death
Henry Miller on Creative Death

“One aspect of our nature cannot be exalted above another, except and the expense of one or the other.”

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Susan Sontag on Moral Courage and the Power of Principled Resistance to Injustice
Susan Sontag on Moral Courage and the Power of Principled Resistance to Injustice

“Fear binds people together. And fear disperses them. Courage inspires communities: the courage of an example — for courage is as contagious as fear.”

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Montaigne on Death and the Art of Living
Montaigne on Death and the Art of Living

“To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago.”

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The Age of Outrospection: Philosopher Roman Krznaric on Empathy and Social Change
The Age of Outrospection: Philosopher Roman Krznaric on Empathy and Social Change

Why empathy is anything but a fluffy concept.

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Does the Universe Have a Purpose? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Animated
Does the Universe Have a Purpose? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Animated

“In the absence of human hubris, and after we filter out the delusional assessments it promotes within us, the universe looks more and more random.”

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