- Planning is just planning. It isn’t doing. It can be weirdly easy to mix this up.
- The third book of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, the Hays translation, is really worthwhile.
- It’s a lot easier to consider sunk costs sunk intellectually than emotionally.
- Any house purchase or remodel will likely have lots of sunk costs.
Noticed this inset into the sidewalk outside the office this morning. Not sure how I missed it before, but also impressed at how apt the quote still seems.
Clearly my family has been thinking about the effect of money on society for a long, long time. At least I come by it honestly.
There are a lot of Mars Rover images out there, but this is the one I saw first:
Like everyone else on the Internet, I teared up. Like everyone else on the Internet, I thought at first that this was a literal last message from Opportunity – that someone at NASA had built human language, or at least this phrase, into the Rover’s communication settings. I loved that idea – and even when I realized I was wrong, and this was a great if unintentional poetic phrasing by a journalist, the baseline concept stayed with me: that even when we don’t admit it, even when we don’t acknowledge we’re doing it, we build a little bit of human into the non-human creatures we create.
Because of course we do.
How could we not?
Goodnight, dear #Opportunity. Goodnight.