Mike check

Some note-worthy quotations..:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who
points out how the strong man stumbles, or where
the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in
the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat
and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who
comes short again and again,

because there is no effort without error and short-
coming; but who does actually strive to do the
deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great
devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end the triumph of
high achievement, and who at the worst, if he
fails, at least fails while daring greatly…”

-Theodore Roosevelt

Satellite image (at night)

“.. Much of the education [people in North Korea] receive at school is pure propaganda, meant to shore up the legitimacy of the regime; there are few books, let alone computers. After finishing school, everyone has to go into the army for ten years. These teenagers know that they will not be able to own property, start a business, or become more prosperous even if many people engage illegally in private economic activities to make a living. … They are even unsure about what kind of human rights they will have.”

– Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, Why Nations Fail

“I hope she’ll be a fool. That’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”

– Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby

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