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  1. Last 7 days
    1. "I didn't fully understand it at the time, but throughout my time as a freshman at Boston College I've realized that I have the power to alter myself for the better and broaden my perspective on life. For most of my high school experience, I was holding to antiquated thoughts that had an impact on the majority of my daily interactions. Throughout my life, growing up as a single child has affected the way am in social interactions. This was evident in high school class discussions, as I did not yet have the confidence to be talkative and participate even up until the spring term of my senior year."

  2. Mar 2022
    1. Such a flexible concept allows for a meshing of Russian state interests with claims to be acting to protect a diversity of ethnic and linguistic communities outside Russia. It also negates the idea of other legitimate national communities that could underpin states in the region.

      Flexible explanations or motivations are bad -- they can justify nearly anything and undermine contrary arguments.

  3. Nov 2020
  4. Mar 2019
    1. Svante Arrhenius in 1896. His paper, published in the Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, was the first to quantify the contribution of carbon dioxide to what scientists now call the "greenhouse effect."

      Beginning of research into greenhouse gasses, global warming and CO2 emissions.

  5. Feb 2019
    1. Once society is shattered, however, the process begins anew.

      Very interesting to think about -- this notion that the end of something, its ruin, may not actually be an end after all, but rather a beginning. Wow.

  6. Oct 2016
    1. He passed the stages of his age and youth

      Changing over the years, these different stages he encountered are his memories from his past. Up and down and back and forth. Ultimately ending in death.