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How to Befriend the Universe

How to Befriend the Universe

Jun 10, 2018-- With unbridled exuberance and a zest for life, philosopher and comedian Emily Levine shares how she learned to love reality and death while facing her own injuries and terminal illness. Part quantum physics, part nature, some philosophy, and lots of laughs come together in this TED talk brilliantly presented by Maria Popova. In it Levine shares the revelation, "You have to understand that we don't live in Newton's clockwork universe anymore. We live in a banana peel universe, and we won't ever be able to know everything or control everything or predict everything...So we might as well just embrace it. Not just life but all processes -- generation, degeneration, and regeneration." Enjoy Levine's huge spirit and wisdom and Popova's insightful suggestions for further reading. (7097 reads)

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