Talk:Nat Friedman

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  • I once read somewhere that it's a sign of enlightenment to be able to hold two contradicting ideas in your head at the same time.
    • Friedman may have been making either a sarcastic or an incorrect reference to an idea expressed in George Orwell's book 1984 (end of Chapter IX): 'Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.'

--Another possibility is a reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”