Life, Links, Quotes

Albert Einstein on Why We Are Alive

When Marion Block Anderson asked Albert Einstein: “Why are we alive?”, Einstein replied by this:

Dear Miss Block:
The question “Why” in the human sphere is easy to answer: to create satisfaction for ourselves and for other people. In the extra-human sphere the question has no meaning. Also the belief in God is no way out for in this case you may ask “Why God.””
Sincerely yours,

Albert Einstein.

Source: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/11/27/einstein-on-why-we-are-alive/

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Books, Links

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotion by Maria Popova via Brainpickings

Book:  The Twenty-four Hour Mind: The Role of Sleep and Dreaming in Our Emotional Lives by Rosalind D. Cartwright.

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Links

Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits and Literary Productivity via Brainpickings.

Concept and direction by Maria Popova
Design and research by Accurat
Portraits by Wendy MacNaughton

Source: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/16/writers-wakeup-times-literary-productivity-visualization/

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