“I got my big break in 1959 to inspire girls to dream big. Since then I’ve had 150+ careers, but my true calling remains – encourage generations of girls to place no limitations on their ambitions.”
"If we have optimism, but we don’t have empathy – then it doesn’t matter how much we master the secrets of science, we’re not really solving problems; we’re just working on puzzles."
"I don’t measure America by its achievements, but by its potential."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
- Isaac Newton
- Ayn Rand
- Mark Zuckerburg
- Elon Musk
- Nikola Tesla
From RadioLab NYC, a “face-off that shines a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.”
Lulu Miller, reporter at NPR and former Radiolab producer, tells us the story of how her entire world view flipped in one scary moment. It happened on a bike trip she took with her friend Soo. Lulu and Soo are, well … different. Lulu tends to be an optimist who sees the best in people, while Soo has always been a bit more of a pessimist about her fellow man. Not surprisingly, a bike trip across the country turned that charming difference into a friendship on the rocks. But then, an unexpected encounter in the wilds of Virginia left Lulu and Soo deeply confused about the right way to greet an imperfect world.
* Lulu vs Soo Clip Link: http://www.radiolab.org/story/lu-vs-soo
* Entire Episode Download Link (56 MB): Show Notes: http://feeds.wnyc.org/~r/radiolab/~3/VnSF3TuAPKA/
* Podcast Feed: WNYC’s Radiolab (http://feeds.wnyc.org/radiolab)
"Focus is putting what’s most important first and protecting its right to be there.
(typically by saying “No” to everything else)"
"I don’t really think I’m worth listening to, not right now anyway. But if I don’t act like I am, then I never will be."