Domesticated plants and animals yield far more calories per acre than do wild habitats, in which most species are inedible to humans.
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Human societies vary in lots of independent factors affecting their openness to innovation.
I'd rather spend my leisure time doing what some people call my work and I call my fun.
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To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
I play piano and guitar. Acoustic guitar. I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard. I could never play a lead to save my life.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.