走路去

早上走路去Evanston。早起的时候微信上看到爸爸走了两万多步从中坡回来,妈妈忻忻学校包粽子比赛拿第一。我好像走了好远好远的路,想近又远的距离。

走路去Peet’s, 如果是清晨,凉爽而晴朗,其实很容易走。走一会儿就到了的感觉。

路上听KK推荐的Peter Thiel的采访。讲到2016年他在清华大学教短课,问及有什么印象。他说1)人非常勤劳;2)中国经济增长应该快到瓶颈。

他避谈制度问题,只是以日本为例了解中国,明治维新从1870年到1960年达到饱和,之后经济滞住。发展中国家以全盘照搬成功模式起家,像日本这样,几十年即学到差不离,自然达到饱和。需要改变发展模式。

Globalization vs. innovation. His idea of zero to 1 is about vertical development than horizontal expanding. Zero to 1 is vertical, innovating. Globalization facilitates capital flow, but it has come to its bottle neck. Kissinger’s visit to China started globalization (at least for China). Innovation is risk-taking. Chanciness of the world. He differentiates bad vs. evil technology. Bad is what doesn’t work; evil is ethical but things that work.

既然即将进入反全球化的时代,如何操作?

我现在才明白原来多少次碰到人对文化之说不以为然,甚至反感。文化对他们来说代表的是不同,不同则为不对。想起The Best Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 里面看时我还颇惊奇Rowling会这么写,

My brothers. My sisters. My friends. The great gift of your applause is not for me. No! It is for yourselves. You came here today because of a craving, and a knowledge that the old waysserve us no longer. You came because you crave something new. Something different. It is said that I hate les Non-magiques. The Muggle. The No-Maj. The Can’t-Spells. I do not hate them; I do not. For I do not fight out of hatred. I believe that the Muggles are not lesser, but other. Not worthless, but of other value. Not disposable, but of different disposition. Magic blooms only in rare souls. It is granted to those who live for higher things. Oh, and what a world we could make for all humanity, we who live for truth, for freedom… and for love.Gellert Grindelwald delivers a speech in the Lestrange Mausoleum[src]

Rowling真会写,我一直觉得这个“diversity” 的概念用得不要,其实不是不同,我们从宏大角度看,都是一样,甚至与圆白菜的基因都差不多,强调不同共存只是井底之蛙的想法,把这些框架局限都去掉,人才可以真正大同共存。往内看的眼睛。说天上的星星和脚下的路。Rowling觉得,Newt是拯救者,因为野心对他无关,只有爱与正义。

Albus Dumbledore: Do you know why I admire you, Newt? You do not seek power. You simply ask, “Is a thing right?”

Gellert Grindelwald: Their arrogance is a key to our victory. 这句话怎么这么耳熟。

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