Life & Philosophy

Some Aphorisms

An aphorism is a terse saying, expressing a general truth, principle, or astute observation, and spoken or written in a laconic and memorable form. (Wikipedia)

Below is a compilation of aphorisms written down on my phone this past week:

People still pass time reading the summaries.

Sunglasses are earbuds for the eyes: they say: ‘I’m in my own world.’

Algorithms are a way to solve our curational woes.

One way to get good ideas is to generate a lot of bad ones.

People avoid odd numbers, scheduling tweet for noon instead of 12:01.

Sitting is the new smoking, but only to remind you not to sit too long.

Scaremongering is the new political approach for the unskilled.

People seek pleasure over pain because they fear boredom.

Snapchat is the sole remaining unalgorithmic, all you can eat feed.

Artificial intelligence is crowdsourced from human intelligence.

Productivity makes time freeze and the hours tick.

Indecision makes happiness ephemeral.

Emails are a big fish to fry.

Screeches are more deafening than silence.

Pinterest is a social version of Google image search.

The heaviest social media users are introverted.

Reading between the lines creates more questions than answers.

There’s an app that will delete your writing if you stop. If you STOP.

Criticism grows with age because you stop learning.

Gaming the system is outsmarting the barriers within legal bounds.

Even a single rider needs more elevator space.

When you think in brevity it becomes a way to express a truth.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.