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许章润:我们当下的恐惧与期待|广场|中国修宪|端传媒 Initium Media
虽说此种治安格局及其后来发展出来的“维稳”路径,反过来滋生出新的问题,暴露出政治统治正当性不足这一致命病灶,但就其提供基本治安而言,却是成功的,也是合意的。
不宁唯是,三十多年里,尤其是1992年春夏之后,执政党以经济建设为中心,所谓“专心致志谋发展,聚精会神搞建设”

中国近代史上,1894年的甲午战争与1937年抗战爆发,两度打断中国的现代进程,致使追求日常政治的努力付诸东流,中国的现代事业因而被迫延宕。今日这一波延绵将近两个世纪的大转型已到收尾时段,有待临门一脚,切切不能再因战祸而中断。倘若中断,下次历史机遇何时再来,恐伊于胡底矣。

官员讲话,本为秘书手笔,不过等因奉此,居然汇编刊行,精装亮相,全球免费赠送,徒耗纸张,令人喷饭。
2019  china  ccp  choice  critic  1989/6/4 
17 days ago by aries1988
中国餐馆里的菜谱为何那么相似

中国走上的为什么不是这样一条道路?原因或许在于,这样一套制度有几个互为因果的条件:依靠特定的潜在人群就能生存下去;必须有自身特色,且不能模仿、照抄他人;最终,还得把追逐更高利润作为首要动机。这些,在中国社会的土壤中都很难出现:长久以来,中国人很少有基本消费之外的花销,这使得商品或服务的提供者只靠少数受众是活不好的;人们也不讲究“专注做好自己这一块”,宫保鸡丁这样的菜式也没有注册专利,没人规定杭帮菜馆就不能烧;至于利润,当然人人喜欢,但如果一个价格敏感的社会里,很少人愿意为“特色”付高价,那就很难赚取高额利润,而又只能转向薄利多销。

这说到底,恐怕还是与中国作为一个庞大农业文明的底色有关。在一个小农社会里,分工无法像城邦社会那么明确,很多技能也都是通用的,就像我小时候家家户户都会做馒头。在这种情况下,技术门槛很低,人们又不愿意为专业技艺多花钱,彼此强化的结果,便是无法做精做深,倒是趋向广博。就像以前的江湖艺人,卖艺只为糊口,“坑蒙拐骗乞偷抢讹外加卖艺,这几样事不分主业副业,都是随时能做的兼职,赶上哪个算哪个,只要能弄到钱,能挣出果腹嚼谷,就什么都干”(秋原《乱世靡音》)。
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4 weeks ago by aries1988
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More and more people who are working in Beijing opt to live in Tianjin due to the high housing cost in the capital…
story  beijing  tianjin  commute  kid  education  work  life  choice  today 
12 weeks ago by aries1988
我为什么抛弃Kindle,重新回归纸质书?
当你并不明确你的问题,你对某个问题思考良久,需要一些启发,但是你又不太记得你在哪个章节里看到过的时候,怎么办?

或者我们再一起想想:你是如何将一个问题,从模糊「了解」到可以「运用」,这个过程是如何发生的?
我猜想,在阅读的情境中,这个过程大概会是:当我们读同一类大主题的书,不同作者谈到同一个话题的时候,所引发的你的思考。这个思考的片段让你兴奋。
在你兴奋的时候,在这本书勾起沉睡在你脑中的相似的知识片段的时候,如果你能「即时」捕捉记录下来,这对你将知识碎片串联成成体系的知识结构有莫大帮助。这或许是最为关键的动作。

所以纸质书对人的思考最有帮助的地方在于:那些模糊的、呼之欲出的、似是而非的、就差捅一下窗户纸你就快理解和「想清楚」了的时刻,是最需要借助纸和笔帮助你厘清思考的时候。
ebook  book  reading  choice  opinion 
september 2018 by aries1988
Letter of Recommendation Recently Returned Books
They were not chosen to signal anyone’s intellect or righteousness or in-the-know-ness. They are often old and very often ugly. I’ve come to think of this shelf as an escape from hype, a kind of anti-curation.
library  idea  moi  serendipity  choice  reading  book  instapaper_favs 
september 2018 by aries1988
The Case Against Civilization
We don’t give the technology of fire enough credit, Scott suggests, because we don’t give our ancestors much credit for their ingenuity over the long period—ninety-five per cent of human history—during which most of our species were hunter-gatherers.

To demonstrate the significance of fire, he points to what we’ve found in certain caves in southern Africa. The earliest, oldest strata of the caves contain whole skeletons of carnivores and many chewed-up bone fragments of the things they were eating, including us. Then comes the layer from when we discovered fire, and ownership of the caves switches: the human skeletons are whole, and the carnivores are bone fragments. Fire is the difference between eating lunch and being lunch.

Anatomically modern humans have been around for roughly two hundred thousand years. For most of that time, we lived as hunter-gatherers. Then, about twelve thousand years ago, came what is generally agreed to be the definitive before-and-after moment in our ascent to planetary dominance: the Neolithic Revolution. This was our adoption of, to use Scott’s word, a “package” of agricultural innovations, notably the domestication of animals such as the cow and the pig, and the transition from hunting and gathering to planting and cultivating crops.

His best-known book, “Seeing Like a State,” has become a touchstone for political scientists, and amounts to a blistering critique of central planning and “high modernism,” the idea that officials at the center of a state know better than the people they are governing. Scott argues that a state’s interests and the interests of subjects are often not just different but opposite.

The big news to emerge from recent archeological research concerns the time lag between “sedentism,” or living in settled communities, and the adoption of agriculture.

The evidence shows that this isn’t true: there’s an enormous gap—four thousand years—separating the “two key domestications,” of animals and cereals, from the first agrarian economies based on them.

It was the ability to tax and to extract a surplus from the produce of agriculture that, in Scott’s account, led to the birth of the state, and also to the creation of complex societies with hierarchies, division of labor, specialist jobs (soldier, priest, servant, administrator), and an élite presiding over them.

The web of food sources that the hunting-and-gathering Ju/’hoansi use is, exactly as Scott argues for Neolithic people, a complex one, with a wide range of animal protein, including porcupines, kudu, wildebeests, and elephants, and a hundred and twenty-five edible plant species, with different seasonal cycles, ecological niches, and responses to weather fluctuations.

The secret ingredient seems to be the positive harnessing of the general human impulse to envy.
history  culture  agriculture  debate  human  choice  farming  animal  book  opinion 
april 2018 by aries1988
Lucy Kellaway: why we went back to school
The person who came closest to how I felt was Lara Agnew, a documentary film-maker. “I’ve spent my life commenting on the fabric of society,” she said. “I want to be in the fabric of society, not outside looking on.”

Many of the applicants had not set foot in a school since they attended one themselves 30 or 40 years earlier, and so were sent off for a week’s immersion. This weeded out all those who had a fond vision of themselves as Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society. It also got rid of those unsuited to the rigidity of school life. One man was told to leave after his first day — he had sat at the back of class checking his emails and then proceeded to go to sleep.

If nothing else, we will bring diversity to the staff room, where most teachers are youngish and female. By contrast, we are mostly oldish and two-thirds male — and stick out so much that various trainees were mistaken for Ofsted inspectors at the schools they visited. There is a delicious irony here: these corporate men have been used to being the ruling class all their professional life but now are going to be the persecuted minority.

Watching them, I realised what I am giving up to train to be a teacher, as well as income, time and autonomy: a life-long tendency towards cynicism. This has served me well for 32 years as a journalist, but now I fear that it is going to get in the way.
teaching  teacher  career  50s  life  choice  society  children  school 
october 2017 by aries1988
How to choose?
If you can't choose wisely, pick at random – Michael Schulson – Aeon via
randomness  choice  primitive 
july 2017 by aries1988
为什么书价房价再贵,也要买纸质书? « 白板报
https://www.jianshu.com/p/4c0b1bd5d915

按照北宸的观点,尽管以前,他也是一个狂热的Kindle的支持者,现在也越来越倾向于看纸书。原因是:
虽然可以在知道关键词的时候「精准检索」,但是没办法在脑子里对某个片段有模糊印象的时候,快速「模糊翻阅」到自己想找到的内容片段。
没办法像纸质书一样,可以在书页空白处写写划划,让自己在读到某一段内容的时候,将自己的思维碎片与作者的思绪「即时」碰撞与交汇。

纸质书,不需要能源。最重要的是,可以自由翻页,模糊查询,非线性阅读。我看书,往往不会从第一页看起,而是随便翻翻,看到有意思的内容,就扎下去往后看。看着看着,再往前翻一段,继续往后看。

我买书有一个习惯,只要是看到就马上买,绝不考虑是不是打折。因为跟书的缘分,与跟人的缘分是一样的,错过一次,可能就错过一生。

我以前心疼书,不忍心在上面划线写字,现在我问自己:
你买书的目的,是为了传给子孙呢,还是自己看呢?
子孙喜欢看什么书,我怎么知道?还是留给自己看的。既然如此,那么就把这些书当成一次性的消费品,让它们伴随我,度过读书的黄金岁月,让我的生命的价值得到进一步的提高吧。
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july 2017 by aries1988
To be happier, focus on what’s within your control

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

once you begin paying attention, the dichotomy of control has countless applications to everyday life, and all of them have to do with one crucial move: shifting your goals from external outcomes to internal achievements.

That’s why your goal should be internal: if you adopt the Stoic way, you would conscientiously put together the best résumé that you can, and then mentally prepare to accept whatever outcome with equanimity, knowing that sometimes the universe will favour you, and other times it will not. What do you gain by being anxious over something you don’t control? Or angry at a result that was not your doing? You are simply adding a self-inflicted injury to the situation, compromising your happiness and serenity.
life  choice  howto  happiness  philosophy  advice  psychology  religion  prayer  stoic 
june 2017 by aries1988
Le bonheur en 21 jours, ou l’invasion des challenges en tous genres
Aujourd’hui, les blogs, programmes, livres et émissions télé consacrés aux défis se comptent par centaines. Avec, à la clef, une promesse de bouleversement éclair.
life  lifestyle  choice  challenge 
january 2017 by aries1988
Sometimes the People Need to Call the Experts

The government about to take over in Washington has more billionaires than the Boston of Buckley’s time, but it seems willing to test the theory that academics can be dispensed with for the most part.

experts. They understand the importance of applying expertise to complex problems, and they realize many issues do not respond well to common-sense fixes. The citizenry usually cannot make good decisions, or for that matter expert appointments, when technocracy is required.

Very few citizens understand such basic concepts as how inflation rates are calculated, the differences between real and nominal rates of interest, or how the shadow banking system is supposed to work, much less tripartite repurchase agreements or the Basel capital standards. The complexities increase every year, and it is no accident that the last two Fed chairs have been drawn from the highest ranks of academic economists.

each stands a chance of being right in some particular circumstances, and the populist approach doesn’t have any way to differentiate. For that you have to call in someone who specializes in monetary economics, a field with many counterintuitive conclusions.

There is a time and place for populist sentiment, but an excess can be counterproductive on its own terms. As expertise is pushed out the door, the citizenry itself gets a bad name, precisely when we most need it to step up to the plate and demand some excellence.
intelligentsia  mao  government  usa  public  opinion  expert  choice  populism  instapaper_favs 
january 2017 by aries1988
Bringing up babel

If you don’t speak a person’s native language, there’s always a corner of their mind you can’t quite reach. But everyone who has learned a language in adulthood knows how hard it is, with the grammar books and the flash cards, the pronunciation problems and the awkward rhythm, never quite getting to fluency.

Parents normally use one of two strategies to make sure the minority language sticks: either one parent, one language, or one language at home, the other outside.

Bilinguals hit developmental milestones at the same rate as their monolingual peers. But they are prone to errors, and their total vocabulary is divided between two languages. So they usually lag behind slightly in the vocabulary of the schooling language. When these kids get to school, many teachers, with the support of doctors unfamiliar with the research, begin telling parents to speak only the majority language with the child – and many parents give in and do so.

the fear that language diversity would interfere with nation-building. A good American speaks English. By faulty syllogism, this meant that a second language made a bad American, so educational policy set about creating a nation of monoglots.

Bialystok has found that bilinguals seem to have better executive function – the ability to plan and carry out complicated tasks.

Roberto Filippi of Anglia Ruskin University has also found that bilingual children are better at tuning out distracting spoken language in the background.

Noam Chomsky theorised that human language is a single phenomenon, with relatively trivial surface differences between languages.

different languages may force people to pay attention to things they otherwise wouldn’t – such as different levels of formality, in languages that have both a formal and an informal word for you.

In one study, bilingual children did better on a task testing theory of mind. This is the knowledge, still developing in small children, that others have minds with different contents.

Many people report their first real understanding of grammar upon learning a second language.

A little can-do American optimism, a little Danish grit in the face of life’s harsh realities. If Henry acquires both of these, we will have done our job.
language  kid  parenting  choice  bilingual  brain  danish  baby  instapaper_favs 
september 2016 by aries1988
You May Also Like by Tom Vanderbilt review – what forms our tastes in a digital age?
As is fitting in an inquiry into taste, Vanderbilt starts with food. Among rats, taste is indeed a simple thing. If they eat something, they tend to like it. The more they eat of it, the more they like it. Their social situation when eating does not seem to matter much. “Rat eating behaviour does not change according to who is watching or to feelings of guilt or virtuousness.” Humans, Vanderbilt notes, are trickier. Unlike rats, they eat things because they have never tasted them before and because they think other members of their species like them. The pleasure they get from food seems much more variable than that experienced by rats.

It’s long been understood that making pleasure your goal in life will lead to diminishing returns.
book  review  food  pleasure  society  social  eating  choice  philosophy 
august 2016 by aries1988
How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking
We didn’t need much help from our parents to do those things. Which meant that at night, we were free. And we did many dangerous things. Mothers were not yet against drunk driving; cheerful ladies did not give you condoms at school. It wasn’t an arcadia, and many times things went terribly wrong. But most of us survived.

Today, of course, all of that is different: Professional-class parents and their children are tightly bound to each other in the relentless pursuit of admission to a fancy college. A kid on that track can’t really separate from her parents, as their close involvement in this shared goal is essential. Replicating the social class across a generation is a joint project.

A teenager growing up in one of the success factories—the exceptional public high school in the fancy zip code, the prestigious private school—will oftentimes be a person whose life is composed of extremes: extreme studying, extreme athletics, extreme extracurricular pursuits, and extreme drinking. Binge drinking slots in neatly with the other, more obviously enhancing endeavors.

A binge drinker emerges from college both elevated and coarsened: educated enough to compete in the market and sullied enough by the hard knocks of binge drinking that he won’t be too shocked by what he finds there.

make too much consciousness hard for anyone to take.
essay  drinking  university  usa  parents  parenting  choice  debate  opinion  history  culture  sports  society  college 
august 2016 by aries1988
Earfare: Maria Popova, Curator of Brain Pickings via Tim Ferriss Podcast
While she rarely accepts requests to speak at professional conferences, Popova will almost always do stuff for students even if it takes up my reading and writing time.

If I can help one young person even consider a life path other than the corporate gristmill; if I can persuade one aspiring journalist to consider not working for Buzzfeed and refuse to feed the public’s appetite for mindlessness and mediocrity and to assure this young person to have faith in the possibility of building a life and a career based on E.B. White’s journalistic ideal of lifting people up rather than lowering them down, then it’s worth my time.

In mentoring and sharing with students, friends, and kindred spirits, Popova enthusiastically believes that creative culture is woven of these invisible threads of good will between people who believe in one another and art is carried on the wings of this kinship.

It’s just the record of my thought process… trying to navigate my way through the world and understand my place in it and understand how we relate to one another. How different pieces of the world relate to eachother and sort of create a pattern of meaning out of seemingly unrelated meaningless information.
summary  podcast  thinking  opinion  life  tips  reading  howto  choice  art 
august 2016 by aries1988
The Comfort Principle: Spend Money Where You Spend Your Time
Say the typical mediocre Office Depot chair costs $100, and a really good chair—a spine-conforming, back-supporting, muscle-relaxing specimen—costs $800. If you spread your $700 over the course of 2600 hours, that comes out to about 25 cents an hour. Would you pay a quarter an hour to be comfortable? My guess is yes. The numbers look even better when you realize you won't switch chairs every year. Even at five years—which is short for a quality chair—you're down to 5 cents per hour.
howto  buy  guide  money  choice  instapaper_favs 
may 2016 by aries1988
Class Consciousness - The New Yorker
One day, an Australian couple came to the restaurant. The man, thin and ascetic, with piercing eyes, started talking about an idealistic education system that had been introduced in Central Europe in the early twentieth century. Emphasizing the need to help children develop as individuals, it was based on ideas of reincarnation, free will, and individuality. After four days, the couple left, encouraging Harry and Li to stay in touch.

Steiner developed his educational philosophy in 1919, when the owner of the Waldorf-Astoria cigarette factory, in Stuttgart, asked him to set up a school for the employees’ children. Germany was in turmoil—a revolution followed the end of the First World War—and the new school was intended as a corrective to the harsh discipline of traditional schools. Steiner believed that children should be slowly guided out of what he termed “the etheric world,” where they existed prior to birth, and that education should engage first the hands, then the heart, then the brain. Waldorf-educated children play a lot when they’re young, and often don’t learn to read until second or third grade. After nearly a decade of studying Steiner’s system, Harry and Li returned to Chengdu, to start China’s first Waldorf school.
china  education  future  children  story  chinese  family  choice  kid  theory  debate  pioneer  moi  instapaper_favs 
april 2016 by aries1988
How to be a 21st-century dad - FT.com
And standards for next-generation fathers will be higher. The younger the father, the more time he is likely to spend with his kids, found the Families and Work Institute in the US. There’s a lot of research to show millennial men give high priority to their role as dads. Mums still do most childcare but, among millennials, gender roles are unprecedentedly blurred.

This will mean more fathers forgoing the ego boosts conferred by careers. My TV series may never get written. In theory that’s OK, because endless hours with the children are what life is really about. In truth, I sometimes feel a secret twinge of nostalgia for the 1950s.
work  family  children  life  choice  moi 
february 2016 by aries1988
The Economic Guide To Picking A College Major
There may also be a built-in risk premium: The energy industry is notorious for its boom-bust volatility, so there’s no guarantee that those newly minted petroleum engineers will still be pulling down six-figure salaries if oil prices suddenly crater.

In fact, there’s almost no correlation between how popular a major is and how lucrative it is. Psychology is far and away the most popular major despite paying a below-average median wage of $31,500. Highly paid engineering fields, meanwhile, are among the least popular fields of study.
data  ranking  university  job  choice  future  education  moi 
august 2015 by aries1988
How to Pick Your Life Partner - Part 2 - Wait But Why
Marriage isn’t the honeymoon in Thailand—it’s day four of vacation #56 that you take together. Marriage is not celebrating the closing of the deal on the first house—it’s having dinner in that house for the 4,386th time. And it’s certainly not Valentine’s Day. Marriage is Forgettable Wednesday. Together.

This isn’t to say people shouldn’t work on self-improvement, but when it comes to a life partnership, the healthy attitude is, “Every person comes with a set of flaws, these are my partner’s, and they’re part of the package I knowingly chose to spend my life with.”

In a time when humans in most parts of the world can enjoy freedom and carve their own path in life, it usually doesn’t sit that well to suddenly become half of something and compromise on a bunch of things you grew up being selfish about.

According to John Gottman, 69% of a typical couple’s fights are perpetual, based on core differences, and cannot be resolved—and a skilled couple understands this and refrains from engaging in these brawls again and again.
advice  choice  opinion  fun  humor  love  marriage 
august 2015 by aries1988
Retirement Plan: An Airbnb Travel Adventure
The Senior Nomads have their own checklist, little rituals to lessen the feeling that they are camping in a stranger’s home. After arriving, Ms. Campbell heads straight for a market; cooking at home saves money and gives the couple a chance to try local foods. And after chatting via FaceTime with Mary Campbell or another of their four children, they watch a podcast of “NBC Nightly News,” delayed by one day.

In Morocco, the Campbells were struck by the local architectural style, the way their riad was furnished with long couches and low tables for people to sit and drink tea, and designed around a courtyard with an opening to the sky instead of windows to let in light.

But those have been rare, and the couple has developed a careful selection process. They use filters on the Airbnb site to find a handful of well-reviewed rentals in their destination city, looking for places around $90 a night, with Wi-Fi, an adequately stocked kitchen, a location in the town center and, ideally, outdoor space. They email the hosts and begin culling the list based on availability, past experience and gut reactions.
retirement  choice  hotel  europe  home  travel 
april 2015 by aries1988
Goldman Sachs Recasts Its Reputation to Woo Tech Talent
In recruiting programmers from elite universities, Wall Street runs up against the idea that Silicon Valley is the technological promised land.

“Whereas in other opportunities you might be considering, it is working one type of data or one type of application, we deal in hundreds of products in hundreds of markets, with thousands or tens of thousands of clients, every day, millions of times of day worldwide,” Afsheen Afshar, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, told the students.

At the Columbia event, the screen at the front of the room had a word cloud showing the cool fields — at least for computer scientists — that Goldman engineers work in, among them “machine learning,” “data mining” and “cloud computing.”

In 2007, for instance, 28.7 percent of M.I.T. graduating seniors took a job in finance and only 9.3 percent went to software companies. At graduation last year, those numbers had flipped, with 21.5 percent of graduates taking software jobs and only 11.8 percent going into finance.

“As soon as we start talking to the candidates about what our starting packages look like, the lifestyle questions about flip-flops and beanbags really start to go away,” he said.
career  choice  technology  finance  youth  future  programming 
november 2014 by aries1988
风行水上的日记
前一段时间《了不起的盖茨比》上映,我想起自己的书架上有这本书。一翻就翻到了,封面上是一张很艳俗的照片,上面有个男的跟女的接吻。背后有一扇门。译者是巫宁坤,书是看了好几遍。不妨再过一遍。说实话书的内容不是很吸引我,到是巫宁坤写的前言让我看得津津有味。巫说他是一九五一年夏天应北京燕京大学的聘请回来教书的。八月中到校,九月一日开始正式上课。教英语专业四年级两门课。到了十二月“知识分子思想改造动动“就开场了。
巫说西语系是”资产阶级思想的“重灾区,系主任和老教授当着全校师长把自己说得一无是处。巫刚从国外回来,对这里面的行情还不太了解。但是榜样的力量是无穷的,他说:”我虽然想不出自己在回国后短短几个月犯过什么错误,眼看着我平日敬重的前辈样的榜样,知道在劫难逃。轮到我上场那天,我也如法炮制,把自己痛骂一番。无非是家家庭出身不好,长期受资产阶级教育,迷恋西方文学等等“。就在巫以为自己要过关的时候,台下他的一个姓李的学生跳了起来。他举着一本书,这本书就是菲茨杰拉德的《了不起的盖茨比》,义正词严的指责巫:“你从美帝带回这这种下流坏书,腐蚀新中国青年,居心何在?”。巫说他当时吓得倒抽一口凉气,因为他的书架是对院系学生敞开的,谁都可以上他那里里借书看。
这个前言是里巫强嘴说:“我承认我思想落后,但是要我把菲茨杰拉德的杰作扔进垃圾堆,那还办不到呢。”不过,这算作画外音。别人听不到的。后来他被流放到安徽农村,带着这几箱差点要了命的书到乡里。晒书的他翻出这本《了不起的盖茨比》,说它虽经患难,还有一点不服老的神态。巫说他在回国之前曾动员李政道跟他一起回国。李政道说怕回去被“洗脑”,就没有跟他一起上船。他们分手28年以后李政道回国,他们在北京饭店重见。一为座上宾,一为阶下囚。巫宁坤感慨道:“如果在旧金山那个七月的下午是我送他上船回中国,结果会怎样?也许我会坐在他的椅子上,他坐在我的椅子上?哦,不,上帝保佑,即便他当年回来,也万万不会落入我的苦海”。他的这番话,我就是在揣测。为什么李政道回来就不会落入他的下场呢?巫宁坤怎么能这么肯定?是不是因为李政道是理工男,可以在造飞机,原子武器上派上用场。过去不说“学会数理化走遍天下也不怕”,文科男活该遭罪!
巫宁坤的一个狱友最近撰文回忆他。说他先是在兴凯湖农场劳改,后来后被转到清河农场。饿得气息奄奄,这个时候他老婆的哥哥带了食物去看他。他一把抢过来,连他哥中午准备留给自己吃的几块饼也没给他留下。杰克—伦敦写的人被饿到极限以后,对吃的东西贪婪到一种变态的程度。巫宁坤晚年自责道:“我不是人!”。这个时候巫宁坤确实也不是人!他在清河农场过着空全动物性的生活。所以他在北京饭店看到老朋友李政道时,不由自主联想到旧金山那个下午,如果李政道回去会怎么样?有一个诺贝尔物理学奖金获得者崔琦曾说:“如果我没有出来,也许我的父母就不会饿死”。其实真相是他如果不出来,连他一块饿死。从巫宁坤动了回去这个念头,他的苦难就已经开始了。
其实这种事情不好假设。作为个人想想是可以的。李政道为什么不回来,人家看得明白。怕洗脑!所以他永远会是座上宾。还有一个旅法的画家常玉,徐悲鸿写信让他回来参加“新中国建设”,常玉说我喜欢睡懒觉早上起不来,听说你们那里又要开会又要做广播操实在受不了。有一点《与山巨源绝交书》“七不堪”的味道。大陆文革那一年,常玉在巴黎Montparnasse煤气中毒死了。但这个比回到大陆被人打死或者饿死不知道强多少倍,就算常玉是选择自杀也是自家事情。散漫和无上进心救了他,他每天泡在巴黎的小咖啡馆里,熟读《红楼梦》。兴来拿出小提琴拉上一曲,常玉的个人拯救之路,是他的散漫与个人主义。国家民族干我屁事!我只要过得自由由散漫就好了。象常玉那样画裸体画,生活作风又不好的人。在国内顶天能活到1966年,跟在巴黎寿限也差不了多少。煤气中毒要比“营养性死亡”爽得多了。营养性死亡,先是浮肿,腿一捺一个窝子。人什么也不想,就呆坐那里。煤气甜甜的,浑身有一种无力感,象下午时候困得要打肫似的。就这么一睡就睡过去了。
mao  story  intelligentsia  choice  death  china  writer 
october 2013 by aries1988
In Portugal, a Protector of a People Is Honored - NYTimes.com
“You hear about people who argued that they couldn’t help because it was wartime and they had their own family to worry about, but here was a man with a career, a wife and an incredible amount of children who certainly did do something for others,” Ms. Hartog said.
from:kindle  choice  portugal  ww2 
july 2013 by aries1988
WEB • Jason Trigg – Programmeur au grand cœur | Courrier international
Selon ses calculs, il suffit de 2 500 dollars pour sauver une vie humaine. Là où il travaille, un analyste quantitatif peut facilement gagner plus de 100 000 dollars par an. En donnant la moitié de son salaire de Wall Street, explique Trigg, il peut sauver davantage de vies qu’avec un salaire de chercheur.
from:kindle  money  mind  choice  philanthropy 
july 2013 by aries1988
ChinaGirl的日记: 关于生孩子这回事儿
我是觉得,女孩子在年轻的时候,很多时候比较没有主见被周围的人左右思想是很有可能的,不过,自己还是要多想想自己究竟要什么样子的生活,尽量的理清楚思绪,生活多数时候还是跟自己的选择有关系,如果自己内心足够强大(毕竟现实中对一个单身女孩子可能相对来说承受的压力遇到的问题会比较多)不要婚姻和孩子也并无不妥,自己过得开心就好!另外一方面生孩子可能还是很多人想要的吧,不过既然自己愿意要婚姻要孩子,首先得对自己负责,也需要对他人负责,没有坚强的内心,婚与不婚生与不生都容易出问题吧。
parents  children  youth  choice 
july 2013 by aries1988

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