Life On Two Wheels

Along the river and toward the mountains a morning shadow shimmers across the road. The rays of the first light jet through the trees and across a figure gliding upon the road. His breath trails in short spurts, petrified as it hits the icy air. All is quiet except the slight sound of the athlete as he summons himself for yet another days work. Soon the rest of the world will bustle with life as well and the brief simplicity of cyclist and nature will disappear into the everyday struggle of life in full motion; the errands and intervals, the appointments and intersections, and the deadlines and finish lines OutPaceTheRace

Friday, January 09, 2009

Undaunted Courage

“… This confirmation problem pervades our modern life, since most conflicts have at their root the following mental bias; when Arabs and Israelis watch news reports they see different stories in the same succession of events. Likewise, Democrats and Republicans look at different parts of the same data and never converge to the same opinions. Once your mind is inhabited with a certain view of the world you will tend to only consider instances proving you to be right. Paradoxically the more information you have, the more justified you will feel in your views…”

Taleb, Nassim. The Black Swan. New York: Random House, 2007.

Undaunted Courage