“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot
“I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I’m a big shoe girl.” – Amy Adams
The Big Short is actually about insanity. More specifically, it’s about the insanity resulting from dopamine-induced addictions to money, power, acceptance, approval, and status.
The inconvenient truth is convenience has turned out to be so addictive it might be too late to save our species from self-annihilation because we’ve reached a point where just discussing what needs to be done is considered too inconvenient.
“It’s not fuckin’ rocket science, this stuff.”
– Prince of Temptation
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
“It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.” – Voltaire
“But too much power – and hence too much dopamine – can disrupt normal cognition and emotion, leading to gross errors of judgment and imperviousness to risk, not to mention huge egocentricity and lack of empathy for others.”
– Ian Robertson