There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

~Maya Angelou

And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.

Pablo Neruda

Perhaps I will really sense God

Some other time

In kind words and deeds

Of people

And not in the promise

Of heavenly orgy

A Son’s Prayer ::

We looked at each other for the last time; nothing is as eloquent as nothing.

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Purple Bird. Flutter and disquiet

In the wild. Flitting away far

Where Leaden feet. Cannot reach

Come converse in silence. Warble inside

Purple Rumped Sunbird

#purplemadness #vividmarg

The meaning of life is something we find through the mourning of life lost

~ Mogensen

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

– Pablo Neruda

(Feel so much like a  spent force between Neruda and Rumi. Everything that could be ever expressed with deepest profundity and joy has been moveably and easily told by them)

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.


so I wait for you like a lonely house
till you will see me again and live in me.
Till then my windows ache.

Pablo Neruda

Finally, and most surprisingly to us, we found that the collective intelligence of the group was significantly correlated with the percentage of women in the group. More women were correlated with a more intelligent group. Interestingly, this last result is not just a diversity result. It’s not just saying that you need groups with some men and some women. It looks like that it’s a more or less linear trend. That is, more women are better all the way up to all women. It is also important to realize that this gender effect is largely statistically mediated by the social perceptiveness effect. In other words, it was known before we did our work that women on average scored higher on this measure of social perceptiveness than men. This is the interpretation I personally prefer: it may be that what’s needed to have an intelligent group is just to have a bunch of people in the group who are high on this social perceptiveness measure, whether those people are men or women. In any case, we think it’s an interesting finding, one that we hope to understand better and one that already has some very intriguing implications for how we create groups in many cases in the real world.

Things that should be obvious but aren’t: Women boost collective intelligence.

Collective Intelligence | Conversation | Edge

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