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Why is everything the way it is?

Suppose, the future, 100 years from now, has come and the men has discovered everything about our planet and the whole Universe. However, I invision that there still will be one question remaining: why does everything exists in the way it does and not the other? Why does everything has certain properties and traits and they are as they are? For instance, why is the Sun yellow? Because it hot, indeed. But why does something hot has to be particulary yellow and not of some other colour?

Or, why is the average height of a human is around 170 cm? Why not 5 meters or 70 santimeters? Interestingly, if we were of different height, the question would still not go away.

Additionally, why does time go forward and not backwards? It could go backward as well? Suppose it could. Then why would it be only forward and backward, why not in 5 different directions? And so on, and so forth.

In other words: is there the ultimate, master dashboard of the whole Universe where all the parameters of everything can be setup?
Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India - one of the world biggest slums

Dharavi slum in located in Mumbai somewhere in the downtown. It's the 3rd world biggest slum and 1st biggest one in Asia. Against all the odds, not only is it not dangerous, it's quite safe and indian people living there are friendly. The second interesting thing and trait of India as well is that indians like when you take a photo of them. "Take a photo of me please. Have you taken it? Now let me see it".

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Present moment

There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.

Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.

From "Hagakure".
Ai will probably never be able to replace a human completely

When I'm reading about the 3rd eye and prana, not to mention the immortal soul and meditation, the anxiety that AI will soon come and rule the world, goes away a bit.

AI will probably never be able to completely replace a human or any being. AI will never be able to meditate. Or being tired, unreasonable, happy, unpredictable, greedy.

AI will be capable of aquaring skills, but being a human isn't equal to merely having a set of certain skills. And that's wonderful. For we as humans should always be able to take a value out of all those traits of ours.
A week with no shoes

Right in the New Year 2016-2017 my sandals were swept away in the Indian ocean and since then I've been wearing no shoes at all. It's been one week already.
The ground in Goa becomes hot during the day so that it starts hurting.

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