[ by Charles Cameron — I am reminded also of Abraham Joshua Heschel’s great and simple book, The Sabbath ]
Two very different styles of thinking came to my attention today. The first style (upper panel, below) is that now commonly found within the effective altruism movement:
The second (lower panel, above) comes from Oliver Sacks, physician.
Between them lies the difference between quantitative and qualitative modes of thinking — which is to say between quantity and quality as the two great vectors aloing which we align our lives and futures.
Dylan Matthews, I spent a weekend at Google talking with nerds about charity.. Oliver Sacks, Sabbath
Rabbi Heschel‘s book, The Sabbath, opens with the words:
He who wants to enter the holiness of the day must first lay down the profanity of clattering commerce, of being yoked to toil.