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Goji Berries: The Meaning of Life And Dishwashers

Goji Berries
Hola! The Spring Equinox is behind us. More daylight awaits those of us who, like me, live in the northern hemisphere. And I have found another reason to be on the couch—the Criterion Channel. While Netflix dominates the Oscar nominations, the choice of independent cinema on it is measly. Meanwhile Criterion, it seems, has nearly the entire Kurosawa catalog. If you still need convincing, go check out Kiarostami’s Where Is the Friend’s House?

The Meaning of Life
A generation spaceship is a kind of a spaceship that travels to nearby stars. Given the vast interstellar distances, multiple generations live and die.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “…[generational spaceships produce] interesting ethical questions … to bring an entire generation of humans into the world whose only mission is to bring another generation into the world with a goal that they will never see.”
Chuck Nice: “In a way, Neil, that is [the] kind of the spaceship that we’re on right now.”
Neil: “So you’re saying we already have a generation that we birth … and we train them to try to figure stuff out, and then we die off, and we will never know where that ends.”
Chuck: “…Absolutely! And we are all just doing that on a giant rock that’s floating through space on a destination to who knows where.”
Neil: “Actually, it’s not even …. [it is] just going around…”
Chuck: “…just going around in circles. We are the NASCAR of space travel right now!”
Chuck nails it. We are the middle generations on a “spaceship.” We likely won’t get to answer the deepest questions like how something came from nothing. Our value lies in how well we provide three things to the next generation. 1. Nurturing a deeper inclination and greater ability to explore the deepest questions. 2. Leaving the next generation with better tools and more time to explore. 3. Giving them better skills to improve the world on all those fronts for the generation that comes after them.  
Based on the criteria above, we haven’t made enough progress. We have given people leisure time but also addictions to fill their leisure and not enough tools to choose wisely. We have also probably failed to instill a greater appreciation of the pleasures of answering the deepest questions. And we continue to leave the next generation with the burden of solving complex problems like climate change. We must rectify these failures if our lives must matter, if we are to be more than the NASCAR going round and round the track. 
How do dishwashers clean the dishes? Do you need to fill the detergent in the prewash container? (Yes.)
Detergent packs are kinda wishy-washy (Dishwashers Explained)
Detergent packs are kinda wishy-washy (Dishwashers Explained)
The channel has other gems including a video on humidifiers.
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Gaurav @soodoku

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