Marco Pessoa

Research Scientist (Embrapa).

Genomics, plant genetic resources, and breeding.

contact: marco [at]

avoid monotony to stretch time

picks from moonwalking with einstein

I’ve just finished reading Moonwalking with Einstein, by Joshua Foer. Even though the following passages don’t have much to do with the full essence of the book, I decided to post them here as reminders for everyday life.

“Monotony collapses time; novelty unfolds it. You can exercise daily and eat healthily and live a long life, while experiencing a short one.”

“spend your life sitting in a cubicle and passing papers, one day is bound to blend unmemorably into the next—and disappear.”

“have as many new experiences as possible that can serve to anchor our memories.”

“Creating new memories stretches out psychological time, and lengthens our perception of our lives.”

“Life seems to speed up as we get older because life gets less memorable as we get older.”

Highly recommended.

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