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Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

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http://www.ted.com Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational -- able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.

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AeroMobil: Flying car

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AeroMobil. Beautiful flying car. Beautifully integrated. Transforms in seconds from an automobile to an airplane. Gives you freedom to move.

AeroMobil is a flying car that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel. As a car it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be used in road traffic just like any other car. As a plane it can use any airport in the world, but can also take off and land using any grass strip or paved surface just a few hundred meters long.
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Genetically modified crops - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Genetically modified crops - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Genetically modified crops ( GMCs, GM crops, or biotech crops) are plants used in agriculture, the DNA of which has been modified using genetic engineering techniques. In most cases the aim is to introduce a new trait to the plant which does not occur naturally in the species.

Genetically modified crops (GMCs, GM crops, or biotech crops) are plants used in agriculture, the DNA of which has been modified using genetic engineering techniques. In most cases the aim is to introduce a new trait to the plant which does not occur naturally in the species. Examples in food crops include resistance to certain pests, diseases, or environmental conditions, reduction of spoilage, or resistance to chemical treatments (e.g. resistance to a herbicide), or improving the nutrient profile of the crop. Examples in non-food crops include production of pharmaceutical agents, biofuels, and other industrially useful goods, as well as for bioremediation.

Farmers have widely adopted GM technology. Between 1996 and 2011, the total surface area of land cultivated with GM crops had increased by a factor of 94, from 17,000 square kilometers (4,200,000 acres) to 1,600,000 km2 (395 million acres). 10% of the world's crop lands were planted with GM crops in 2010. As of 2011, 11 different transgenic crops were grown commercially on 395 million acres (160 million hectares) in 29 countries.

There is broad scientific consensus that food on the market derived from GM crops poses no greater risk to human health than conventional food.[1][2][3][4][5] GM crops also provide a number of ecological benefits.[6] However, opponents have objected to GM crops per se on several grounds, including environmental concerns, whether food produced from GM crops is safe, whether GM crops are needed to address the world's food needs, and economic concerns raised by the fact these organisms are subject to intellectual property law.
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2014 home trends - As the top 2014 home trends show, homeowners are looking to improve the efficiency of their houses primarily through technology. With devices like ...
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Himalayan Hiking Trails

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Hiking in the Himalayas is, perhaps, the only way you can experience village life.
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Peter Greenaway kommer väl alltid att förknippas  med sin genombrottsfilm Tecknarens kontrakt från 1982 med tonsättaren Michael Nymans lika nyskapande musik. Och den rad av långfilmer han producerat sedan dess, exempelvis ZOO, Dränkta i nummerordning, Arkitektens mage, Kocken, tjuven, hans fru och hennes älskare, Prosperos böcker, Barnet från Mâcon, The Pillow Book, 8½ kvinnor och Nattvakten har med sitt överväldigande bildspråk slagit den konstnärligt intresserade filmvärlden med häpnad, och lika imponerande är den svit av utställningar som han strött ut över världens museer och konsthallar.
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Get your head around the 13 boldest ideas in science - New Scientist

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Science is full of mind-blowing and counterintuitive concepts. To make any progress at all, scientists must get their heads around infinity, space, deep time, relativity and more.

In the articles below the people who perform these conceptual feats on a daily basis describe how they do it and provide some tips on how you too can think like a pro.
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CHIEF SEATTLE'S LETTER

CHIEF SEATTLE'S LETTER

"The President in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky? the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?

Every part of the earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every meadow, every humming insect. All are holy in the memory and experience of my people.

We know the sap which courses through the trees as we know the blood that courses through our veins. We are part of the earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters. The bear, the deer, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the dew in the meadow, the body heat of the pony, and man all belong to the same family.

The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not just water, but the blood of our ancestors. If we sell you our land, you must remember that it is sacred. Each glossy reflection in the clear waters of the lakes tells of events and memories in the life of my people. The water's murmur is the voice of my father's father.

The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. They carry our canoes and feed our children. So you must give the rivers the kindness that you would give any brother.

If we sell you our land, remember that the air is precious to us, that the air shares its spirit with all the life that it supports. The wind that gave our grandfather his first breath also received his last sigh. The wind also gives our children the spirit of life. So if we sell our land, you must keep it apart and sacred, as a place where man can go to taste the wind that is sweetened by the meadow flowers.

Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth.

This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

One thing we know: our God is also your God. The earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator.

Your destiny is a mystery to us. What will happen when the buffalo are all slaughtered? The wild horses tamed? What will happen when the secret corners of the forest are heavy with the scent of many men and the view of the ripe hills is blotted with talking wires? Where will the thicket be? Gone! Where will the eagle be? Gone! And what is to say goodbye to the swift pony and then hunt? The end of living and the beginning of survival.

When the last red man has vanished with this wilderness, and his memory is only the shadow of a cloud moving across the prairie, will these shores and forests still be here? Will there be any of the spirit of my people left?

We love this earth as a newborn loves its mother's heartbeat. So, if we sell you our land, love it as we have loved it. Care for it, as we have cared for it. Hold in your mind the memory of the land as it is when you receive it. Preserve the land for all children, and love it, as God loves us.

As we are part of the land, you too are part of the land. This earth is precious to us. It is also precious to you.


One thing we know - there is only one God. No man, be he Red man or White man, can be apart. We ARE all brothers after all."

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What you will and won’t be able to do now that Obama is opening relations with Cuba

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The end of the Cuban embargo won't do much for the economy, but it is a victory for sanity.
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Trekking in Nepal

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Trekking in Nepal The first day of trekking in Nepal was exhilarating. At first I thought I was not going to keep up with the rest of the group. I started out at the front of the line just behind o...
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Volvo gets closer to a zero-emission car with its new three-cylinder engine

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Volvo, the Swedish automaker that wants to have a zero-fatality car by 2020, is also looking to fully eliminate emissions while maintaining real-world performance. The company has taken a big step in that direction by developing a three-cylinder engine that recently entered testing.

The small displacement power plant will be used for the company’s Drive-E engines, which is the heart of Volvo’s plug-in hybrid powertrain. Producing 180 horsepower on its own, the three-cylinder is being developed to work primarily on the automaker’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform.

Michael Fleiss, the Vice President of Powertrains at Volvo says that it can also make its way into the 60 series cars when combined with the advanced turbo technology that the company has been developing. This combination will also keep in step with Euro seven emission targets.
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Koenigsegg’s U.S.-bound 1,140-hp Agera R targets Bugatti Veyron … and jet fighters

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Currently, the only Swedish cars available new in the United States wear a Volvo emblem on the radiator grille. A second Swedish automaker is about to join the party, and it’s not the moribund one that is known for building Griffin-badged cars in Trollhättan.

Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has announced plans to return to the U.S. after a brief hiatus with two fully street-legal models. The first will be the Agera, a low-slung V8-powered supercar available in S tune with 1,040 horsepower or in R tune with a mighty 1,140 horsepower. The Agera R (pictured) can reach 62 mph from a stop in 2.8 seconds – nearly on par with a Bugatti Veyron – before going on to a top speed of about 273 mph.
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The Mother Of All Antioxidants

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We have all heard of antioxidants, but have we heard of the mother of all antioxidants? One that is the secret to prevent cancer, heart disease, aging, neurological issues and more? This single antioxidant has been studied in great depth yet most of us know nothing about it and  many doctors have no idea how to address the epidemic of its deficiency in humans.

We are of course talking about Glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own.”) This is a powerful detoxifier and immune booster and is crucial to a healthy life. Although the body does make some of its own Glutathione, poor food quality, pollution, toxic environments, stress, infections and radiation are all depleting out bodies glutathione.

What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a simple molecule produced naturally in the body at all times. It’s a combination of three building blocks of protein or amino acids — cysteine, glycine and glutamine.

The best part of glutathione is that is contains sulfur chemical groups that work to trap all the bad things like free radicals and toxins such as mercury and heavy metals in our body then flush them out. This is especially important in our current world of heavy metal bombardment.

Where Can You Get Glutathione?
The body makes it, but it’s often not enough in our strenuous environment. Here are some food sources that either contain glutathione or its precursors to help the body produce more.

Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Avocados
Peaches
Watermelon
Cinnamon
Cardamom
Turmeric (Curcumin)
Tomatoes
Peas
Garlic
Onions
Red peppers
Notice they are all healthy foods we often don’t get enough of? This is another big issue with our diets. We consume a lot of junk, meat, dairy and processed foods, items that clinically have been proven to be the number one causes of heart disease and illness yet we consume  them in huge quantities. The key is to limit these and eat a lot of fresh, lively foods that provide nutrients and don’t ask the body to perform a mega job to digest.

You can also increase your exercise as glutathione production increases when you exercise. Breathing and sweating are also great ways to get rid of toxins in the body.

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12 Little Known Laws of Karma (That Will Change Your Life)

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What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people w
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What Parents Need To Know About Monsanto: “By 2025 One In Two Children Will Be Autistic”

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“Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. Our assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt; pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend.” October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) (source)(source)

In 1975, 1 in every 5000 would develop autism. In 1985, it was 1 in every 2,500. In 1995 , it was 1 in every 500, in 2005 in was 1 in every 166 and today it is approximately 1 in every 68 children. This is exactly why scientists are making some extraordinary statements. (source)

‘If it is an environmental cause that’s contributing to an increase, we certainty want to find it.” - Craig Newschaffer, an epidemiologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (source)
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6 Mind Blowing Trees

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Bike Tree There's a story that goes with this picture, entailing a boy who left his bike chained to a tree, then left for war in 1914. According to a local Washington newspaper, The Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, states that the bicycle was left behind in the mid-1950s by a local resident who simply abandoned it…
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Delcampe Auctions - buy & sell collectibles, postcards, coins, rare stamps, paper money, old paper, antiques & more

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delcampe.net is the best auction website dedicated to collectibles: stamps, postcards, coins,...
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Desiderata

Max Ehrmann, 1927


Desiderata


Allez tranquillement parmi le vacarme et la hâte,

et souvenez-vousla paix qui peut exister dans le silence.

Sans aliénation, vivez autant que possible

en bons termes avec toutes personnes.


Dites doucement et clairement votre vérité;

et écoutez les autres,

même le simple d'esprit et l'ignorant;

ils ont eux aussi leur histoire.


Évitez les individus bruyants et agressifs,

ils sont une vexation pour l'esprit.

Ne vous comparez avec personne :

vous risqueriez de devenir vain ou vaniteux.

Il y a toujours plus grand et plus petit que vous.

Jouissez de vos projets aussi bien que de vos accomplissements.


Soyez toujours intéressé à votre carrière, si modeste soit-elle;

c'est une véritable possession dans les prospérités changeantes du temps.

Soyez prudent dans vos affaires ;

car le monde est plein de fourberies.

Mais ne soyez pas aveugle en ce qui concerne la vertu qui existe;

plusieurs individus recherchent les grands idéaux ;

et partout la vie est remplie d'héroïsme.


Soyez vous-même.

Surtout n'affectez pas l'amitié.

Non plus ne soyez cynique en amour,

car il est en face de toute stérilité et de tout désenchantement

aussi éternel que l'herbe.


Prenez avec bonté le conseil des années,

en renonçant avec grâce à votre jeunesse.

Fortifiez une puissance d'esprit pour vous protéger en cas de malheur soudain.

Mais ne vous chagrinez pas avec vos chimères.

De nombreuses peurs naissent de la fatigue et de la solitude.

Au delà d'une discipline saine,

soyez doux avec vous-même.


Vous êtes un enfant de l'univers,

pas moins que les arbres et les étoiles ;

vous avez le droit d'être ici.

Et qu'il vous soit clair ou non,

l'univers se déroule sans doute comme il le devrait.


Soyez en paix avec Dieu,

quelle que soit votre conception de lui,

et quels que soient vos travaux et vos rêves,

gardez dans le désarroi bruyant de la vie,la paix dans votre âme.


Avec toutes ses perfidies, ses besognes fastidieuses et ses rêves brisés,

le monde est pourtant beau.

Soyez gai.

Tâchez d'être heureux.


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Desiderata


Gehe gelassen inmitten von Lärm und Hast

und denke an den Frieden der Stille.


So weit als möglich, ohne dich aufzugeben,

sei auf gutem Fuß mit jedermann.

Sprich deine Wahrheit ruhig und klar aus,

und höre Andere an,

auch wenn sie langweilig und unwissend sind,

denn auch sie haben an ihrem Schicksal zu tragen.

Meide die Lauten und Streitsüchtigen.

Sie verwirren den Geist.


Vergleichst du dich mit anderen,

kannst du hochmütig oder verbittert werden,

denn immer wird es Menschen geben,

die bedeutender oder schwächer sind als du.

Erfreue dich am Erreichten und an deinen Plänen.

Bemühe dich um deinen eigenen Werdegang,

wie bescheiden er auch sein mag;

er ist ein fester Besitz im Wandel der Zeit.


Sei vorsichtig bei deinen Geschäften,

denn die Welt ist voller Betrügerei.

Aber lass deswegen das Gute nicht aus den Augen,

denn Tugend ist auch vorhanden:

Viele streben nach Idealen,

und Helden gibt es überall im Leben.


Sei du selbst.

Täusche vor allem keine falschen Gefühle vor.

Sei auch nicht zynisch, wenn es um Liebe geht,

denn trotz aller Öde und Enttäuschung verdorrt sie nicht,

sondern wächst weiter wie Gras.


Höre freundlich auf den Ratschlag des Alters,

und verzichte mit Anmut auf die Dinge der Jugend.

Stärke die Kräfte deines Geistes,

um dich bei plötzlichem Unglück dadurch zu schützen.

Quäle dich nicht mit Wahnbildern.

Viele Ängste kommen aus Erschöpfung und Einsamkeit.

Bei aller angemessenen Disziplin,

sei freundlich zu dir selbst.

Genau wie die Bäume und Sterne,

so bist auch du ein Kind des Universums.

Du hast ein Recht auf deine Existenz.


Und ob du es verstehst oder nicht,

entfaltet sich die Welt so wie sie soll.

Bleibe also in Frieden mit Gott,

was immer er für dich bedeutet,

und was immer deine Sehnsüchte und Mühen

in der lärmenden Verworrenheit des Lebens seien –

bewahre den Frieden in deiner Seele.

Bei allen Täuschungen, Plackereien und zerronnenen Träumen

ist es dennoch eine schöne Welt.


Sei vorsichtig. Strebe danach glücklich zu sein.


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Desiderata


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

and listen to others,

even the dull and the ignorant;

they too have their story.


Avoid loud and aggressive persons,

they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,

you may become vain and bitter;

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.


Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs;

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

many persons strive for high ideals;

and everywhere life is full of heroism.


Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love;

for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment

it is as perennial as the grass.


Take kindly the counsel of the years,

gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,

be gentle with yourself.


You are a child of the universe,

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.


Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be,

and whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.


With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.


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Desiderata


Camina plácidamente entre el ruido y la prisa,

y piensa en la paz que se puede encontrar en el silencio.

En cuanto sea posible y sin rendirte,

mantén buenas relaciones con todas las personas.

Enuncia tu verdad de una manera serena y clara;

y escucha a los demás, incluso al torpe e ignorante;

también ellos tienen su propia historia.


Esquiva a las personas ruidosas y agresivas,

pues son un fastidio para el espíritu.

Si te comparas con los demás,

te volverás vano y amargado,

pues siempre habrá personas más grandes

y más pequeñas que tú.

Disfruta de tus éxitos lo mismo que de tus planes.


Mantén el interés en tu propia carrera, por humilde que sea;

ella es un verdadero tesoro en el fortuito cambiar de los tiempos.

Se cauto en tus negocios,

pues el mundo está lleno de engaños.

Mas no dejes que esto te vuelva ciego para la virtud que existe;

hay muchas personas que se esfuerzan por alcanzar nobles ideales,

y en todas partes la vida está llena de heroísmo.


Se sincero contigo mismo.

En especial no finjas el afecto, y no seas cínico en el amor,

pues, en medio de todas las arideces y desengaños,

es perenne como la hierba.


Acata dócilmente el consejo de los años,

abandonando con donaire las cosas de la juventud.

Cultiva la firmeza del espíritu

para que te proteja en las adversidades repentinas.

Mas no te acongojes con imaginaciones.

Muchos temores nacen de la fatiga y la soledad.

Sobre una sana disciplina,

sé benigno contigo mismo.


Tú eres una criatura del Universo,

no menos que las plantas y las estrellas,

tienes derecho a existir.

Y sea que te resulte claro o no,

indudablemente el Universo marcha como debiera.


Por eso, debes estar en paz con Dios,

cualquiera que sea tu idea de Él.

Y sean cualesquiera tus trabajos y aspiraciones,

conserva la paz con tu alma,

en la bulliciosa confusión de la vida.


Aún con toda su farsa, penalidades y sueños fallidos,

el mundo es todavía hermoso.

Se cauto.

Esfuérzate por ser feliz...


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Desiderata


Siga tranqüilamente entre a pressa e a inquietude,

lembrando-se que há sempre paz no silêncio.

Tanto quanto possível, sem se humilhar,

mantenha boas relações com todas as pessoas.

Fale a sua verdade mansa e claramente e ouça a dos outros,

mesmo a dos insensatos e ignorantes,

pois eles também têm sua própria história.


Evite as pessoas escandalosas e agressivas.

Elas afligem o nosso espírito.

Se você se comparar com os outros,

tornar-se-á presunçoso e magoado,

pois haverá sempre alguém superior e alguém inferior a você.


Você é filho do Universo, irmão das estrelas e árvores.

Você merece estar aqui, e mesmo sem você perceber,

a Terra e o Universo vão cumprir o seu destino.


Desfrute das suas realizações, bem como dos seus planos.

Mantenha-se interessado em sua carreira, ainda que humilde,

pois ela é um ganho real na fortuna cambiante do tempo.


Tenha cautela nos negócios, pois o mundo está cheio de astúcias,

mas não se torne um cético porque a virtude sempre existirá.


Muita gente luta por altos ideais e em toda a parte a vida está cheia de heroísmo.

Seja você mesmo, principalmente. Não simule afeição.

Não seja descrente do amor,

porque mesmo diante de tanta aridez e tanto desencanto ele é tão perene quanto a selva.


Aceite com carinho o conselho dos mais velhos

e seja compreensivo com os arroubos inovadores da juventude.


Alimente a força do espírito que o protegerá no infortúnio inesperado,

mas não se desespere com perigos imaginários.

Muitos temores nascem do cansaço e da solidão,

e a despeito de uma disciplina rigorosa.

Seja gentil para consigo mesmo.


Portanto, esteja em paz com Deus como quer que você o conceba

e quaisquer que sejam seus trabalhos e as aspirações.


Na fatigante confusão da vida,

mantenha-se em paz com sua própria alma,

apesar de todas as falsidades, fadigas e desencantos.

O mundo ainda é bonito.


Seja prudente e faça tudo para ser feliz !


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Desiderata


Vandra lugnt i brådskan och larmet minns vilken frid det kan finnas i tystnaden.

Lev i sämja med andra människor, sa långt det är möjligt, utan att förneka dig själv.

Hävda din sanning lugnt och högt; lyssna också till vad andra säger, även dårar och ignoranter har sin berättelse.


Undvik bullersamma och stridslystna människor, för sådana är en plåga för sinnet.

Om du jämför dig med andra, kan du bli bitter eller inbilsk, ty det kommer alltid att finna någon som är bättre eller sämre än du.


Gläds åt det du uppnått och de planer du gör upp.

Gör det du gör med hjärtat, hur oansenligt ditt arbete än är.

När lyckan skiftar är det ett beständigt värde.

Var försiktigt i dina företag, ty världen är full av svek.

Men låt inte detta skymma den sanna dygden, många strävar efter höga ideal och livet är fullt av hjältemod.


Var dig själv och trotsa framför allt inte känslan: var inte cynisk inför kärleken, ty i jämförelse med all strävhet, kyla och alla besvikelser är hon evig som gräset.

Mottag sorglöst vad åldern bär med sig, uppge utan bitterhet ungdomens attribut.

Utveckla din själsstyrka, så den kan bli ditt värn vid en plötslig olycka.

Men plågas inte av fantasifoster.


Mycken ängslan föds ur ensamhet och leda.

Behåll en sund disciplin men var mild mot dig själv.

Du är ett barn av världsalltet, liksom stjärnorna och träden har du rätt att vara här.

Oavsett om det står klart för dig eller ej, betvivla ej att världsalltet är sådant som det borde vara.

Förbli således i fred med Gud, vad du än tror om hans existens, vad du än upptas av och vad du än å stundar.


I gatularmet, i livets förvirring, förbli i fred med dig själv.

Med all sin förljugenhet, sin möda och sina skingrade drömmar är denna värld alltjämt härlig.

Var aktsam, försök vara lycklig.

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