Blade Runner

Not my favorite movie, but it’s a sci-fi cult classic in large part for its dark, gritty portrayal of the future city. Is it better to burn twice as bright but only live half as long? Such was the fate of the replicants in Blade Runner, synthetic humanoid beings designed to do jobs that humans […]

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Gattaca

For me, Gattaca is both a favorite and a great movie. In a world where your genes are everything, there is one man who will defy the system and strive for his dream. Will he succeed? There is no gene for the human spirit.

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Be a beacon of light

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ …Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about […]

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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

I just finished the book Siddharta by Nobel Laureate, Hermann Hesse. For a book that’s only 150 pages or so, this book sure packs a punch. If you are at all interested in Eastern thought or Buddhism, I highly recommend this book. It brings up so many great ideas, some of which I’ll discuss below.

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