So many people, millions of them, who have this kind of opportunity, never commit to anything on this level their whole lives. You don’t have to be smart. You don’t have to be educated. You don’t have to be rich. You just have to care. Care more. Make things happen.Read more "What I Learned at Startup Weekend: 12 Lessons on Leaping, Connecting, and Finishing"
The sleeping-sickness, actually a viral disease called encephalitis lethargica, struck no two patients in exactly the same way — this baffled the medical community. Many sufferers slipped in to irreversible comas, while others became so aroused that they died of insomnia. Those who didn’t die tended to fall gradually into a deep Parkinsonism, especially of the “frozen” variety, and had to be institutionalized. Sacks epitomizes their dreadful state with a quote from Donne: “As Sicknes is the greatest misery, so the greatest misery of sicknes, is solitude… Solitude is a torment which is not threatened in hell itselfe.”Read more "Living on a knife’s edge"