We Can’t Take Nothing With Us

When a baby comes into the world, its hands are clenched, right? Like this?’ He made a fist. ‘Why? Because a baby not knowing any better, wants to grab everything, to say the whole world is mine. But when an old person dies, how does he do so? With his hands open. Why? Because he has learned his lesson.’ ‘What lesson?’ I asked. He stretched open his empty fingers. ‘We can take nothing with us.“‘

-Mitch Albom

Comedians could fall foul of Scottish hate crimes proposal

I’ve read part of this book by Kliph Nesteroff about comedians before and I want to finish it up someday. One thing I remember the book talking about was how in the past, in the United States, some comedians would get arrested for the material and routines they had on stage. So this news makes me wonder to what larger extent it will happen in the United States and other places in the future.


The Sense Of The Mysterious

“The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious. It is the underlying principle of religion as well as of all our serious endeavor in art and science. He who never had this experience seems to me, if not dead, that at least blind. To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly, this is religiousness. In this sense I am religious. To me it suffices to wonder at these secrets and to attempt to humbly grasp with my mind a mere image of the lofty structure of all there is.”

-Albert Einstein