And two more metaphors for a good life
A useful metaphor to think about character of a person is their financial “net worth”. Like your net worth, this does not mean that you have that much cash to spend. It is a sum total of something.
Net Worth is the Sum Total of the Assets & Liabilities
Character is the Sum Total of the Decisions you Own: Good and Bad
Like your Net Worth can be negative due to a large liability e.g. debt, your Character can be on shaky grounds in uncertain times. This is not necessarily a bad thing. …
All thinking men are atheists.
You will learn a lot of new things. Good, bad, ugly, poisonous flowers and delicious thorny fruits. Wisdom, faith and knowledge are not the same. Know the difference.
I know that the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.
You will lose all those who understood you. …
f-strings (formatted strings) for those new to Python
This piece is primarily meant for those new to Python. These include mathematicians, economists, and so on who want to use Python within a Jupyter environment. Here is a quick guide on how to make Best of Jupyter.
If you are familiar with earlier Python versions, here are my top picks on how to move from .format () to this new one: