What are you committed to?

I came across a quote from Gandhi this morning. 

God knows absolute truth. I'm a human, so I only know relative truth, and my understanding of truth changes day to day. My commitment must be to my truth, and not to consistency.

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The back story is that he's organized this big demonstration against England. And then a few days into it, he decides to call it off.

The people around him protest, saying lots of people have taken off from work and traveled far to join him.

And Gandhi responds with the above.

To me, this is the only way we can live. This idea that we have to be consistent at all cost makes no sense.

Hopefully we're open to change. Hopefully we get wiser and smarter through life. Circumstances change. What was true for you yesterday may not be true for you today.

This is all we can do. We cannot know absolute truth.

We must rely on the voice inside that tells us what's true for us today.

What are you committed to? Truth or consistency?   

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Calvin's Random Links from around the Interwebs 

The daughter of the guy that invented the McDonald's value meal. Fascinating!

Hackers breach dozens of voting machines brought to conference. I've been following this stuff for at least a decade. It's pretty obvious that the only way to make this stuff secure is to make it it open source, and make it always have a paper trail which can be verified manually. Otherwise it's just inviting fraud. So easy to hack. There'll always be holes, and this stuff is too important.

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Incredible photos! Via kottke.

With love,
–Calvin

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