As any outstanding human achievement, Beatles have as many facets as many faces their audience has. Everybody finds something personal in their music. For me, it is a breath of fresh air that fills me with the sense of freedom.
We perceive the same events differently and build slightly different world models, which in turn influence our perception.
If you are stuck on seemingly something simple, the problem is not where you are looking but in your assumptions. Take a break and walk away until the brains stop spinning the same logical chain. The moment they do, you are able to revisit your assumptions and check if they are true.
Tarkovsky overwhelms the viewer. He may even frighten by the depth of his vision. But not everybody shares his worldview. Tarkovsky looks for a kindred spirit, not for the followers. His quest is to create together.
There is a feeling that we have lost time, that we do not have time for anything anymore. In my case, I thought, it was because of the reading too many emails and news on the Internet.
Do aliens exist? What are the chances of finding another civilization or any life form for that matter on another planet? I am skeptical. The Universe exists 13.5 billion years, while our civilization was born just a short moment ago by comparison.
We excuse ourselves easier than we forgive others. We often do not notice our own deficiencies and mistakes and are surprised that other people take offense and resent us or misunderstand us at least. We excuse ourselves by taking into account our intentions and judge others by the results of their (in)actions.
Search algorithms were introduced to help users to find the most relevant information. And they did a good job and continue to do it now…. if the information you seek is not in the realm of the interests of big players.
The business-style leadership becomes cynical if pushed too far. Not everything is just a business. Integrity and trust matter. Without them, the society falls apart. Those cold-headed-and-calculating cynics are free riders on the back of the honest majority. But they will go under as everybody else as soon as the invisible soft social infrastructure cracks.
Life wisdom comes to each of us only with time, after one tried everything he dared, and failed, and succeeded, and failed again.
Fair competition is great. But it is based on the assumption that the starting conditions for the competitors were fair too. Well, how often this assumption is correct in the real life?