In light of the latest data breach at T-Mobile in US, may I remind everyone and their dog of this little gem from 2018:
“The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper.
He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king.
Said Aristippus, 'If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.'
Said Diogenes, 'Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king’"
- Anthony de Mello
(Pinched from someone on birdsite)
I love how you can instantly understand a #TokiPona glyph you've never seen before if you're used to the sitelen pona logic.
I didn't know the word "kapesi". It looks like this:
It means "brown". In Toki Pona, the glyph for color is and the glyph for earth is
The kapesi glyph combines both. It's literally "color of the earth".
Similarly, purple is
It's the "color of celestial bodies". A bit more far-stretched, but still valid, and quite poetic.
Sunsets in the Midwest have been 🔥🔥🔥 at the expense of the West being literal 🔥🔥🔥
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