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Last 50 tweets from @ValaAfshar
learn → share → connect → change → grow → help others win ⇄ repeat

• most people stop here: → share
• very few get to: → change → grow
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The pessimists may sound smarter, but it is the optimists that create the future.
What we can learn from children:

1 be courageous
2 try new things
3 adopt a beginner's mindset
4 have fun
5 laugh more
6 make new friends
7 fall and get backup
8 ask questions
9 believe in miracles
10 color outside lines
11 forgive first
12 wander around

Children using a bicycle-bus to get to places is what safe cities look like
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.

If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.

—Albert Einstein
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A wonderful way to show your children the importance of physics and engineering
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Children riding their bicycles to school on Fridays in Barcelona, Spain - a beautiful example of safe city design
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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

—Fredrick Douglass
People will not have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.

—Stephen Hawking
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“The older you get, the more quiet you become.

Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realize how much nonsense you’ve wasted time on.”
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
“In a children's hospital of Italy - therapeutic dogs are waiting to see their respective children.”
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If you want an easier life, work on solving harder problems.
Worrying does not change the outcome.
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The best use of technology is to improve quality of life.

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Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

—Stephen Hawking
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Reading can seriously damage your ignorance.
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Evening light and a moment of tranquility in the Forum of #Pompeii.
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Ancient brick wall fragment of famous Ishtar Gate covered by cuneiform. Currently located at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. c 604 BC - 561 BC. Image via Alamy.
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The world needs more reading gargoyles
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The trade routes between China, India and Rome around year 100 AD.
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How to improve social skills:

1 say 'Thank you'
2 say 'Please'
3 listen without interrupting
4 do not brag
5 wait your turn
6 choose kind over clever
7 hold doors open longer
8 forgive first
9 talk less, but say more
10 show gratitude
11 do not respond to negativity
12 be humble
The pessimists may sound smarter, but it is the optimists that create the future.
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Sir Nicholas Winton rescued 669 children from the holocaust.

Some of the survivors surprised him 50 years later.
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Be nice to people. This may be the most important life hack.
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Your movement can now charge your smart phone and other wearable tech
Why is recycling important?

Here’s how long it takes in years before trash disappears:

Plastic bag: 20
Styrofoam cup: 50
Plastic bottle: 450
Glass: 1 million years
New Zealand is using these machines to crush glass into sand
New Zealand is using these machines to crush glass into sand
Twitter is the fastest news source in the world.

And depending on who you follow, it may be the most reliable source.
Distance yourself from people that make you feel bad about yourself.
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People with expert knowledge are often reticent to talk/blog about it, either because they think it's obvious stuff (but for most people it isn't!) or because they think it's boring (but many people would love to hear about it!). Share your knowledge!
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A stunningly beautiful example of architectural design and build capabilities
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28 years ago, Jeff Bezos first incorporated the company that became Amazon.

Only 0.45 % of the world had Internet access. It was slow.

You paid AOL $19.95 for 5 hours and then $3 an hour afterward. Domain names were free and no internet ads. (video 1997)
I find myself deliberately looking for small businesses for products and services that I need.

The quality of customer service is the primary reason - more responsive, more dependable and more caring.

The price is not a factor. In fact, I am paying more. The experience matters.
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The fastest route is not always a straight line.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

—Maya Angelou
The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.

—Robin Williams
Lucky people work very hard, have high integrity, show up on time, have good manners, show high rate of learning, are self-aware, optimistic, kind and generous.
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Sometimes you can be walking around lucky and not know it.
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Distance yourself from people who have a problem with every solution.
Do not cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.
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Do not take a good job, a caring boss and steady income for granted.
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This pencil *hand drawing* of Michael Jordan’s famous dunk from 1987 took 250 hours to complete.
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Scale model showing how mangrove forests protect the coasts from wave erosion
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My mom (left) studied nursing in London with her older sister, 1964
Personal finance and statistics should be mandatory high school courses.
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