I know exactly zero about Feynman in-depth, or even shallowly (at least in my inebriated state), but I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss his assertions on the grounds of primary experience. Yamamoto Tsunetomo has a lot of genuinely insightful aphorisms, yet he lived to a ripe old age of 68 (iirc) as a monk. The perfect hypocrite.Pretty much all of it, actually. Apologies for the short response since I haven't read about it in a few years, but basically his teachings and the whole community aspect of it got injected into Japanese economic theory. Toyotism comes directly from the process.
That's not even his. That's Jeremy Bentham's idea.
Looking from outside in. I give the US about two years before everything falls apart. Things are falling apart already in my country, and conservatism/libertarianism seems to be taking relevance again.
I'm glad to not have to listen to philosophers ever again if I dont want to. Too bad most hard science subjects love Richard Feynmann. He is generally decent when he talks about physics, but he parrots one of the worst concepts I have ever heard; having to be uncomfortable to progress or to learn more. That single line of shitty advice has caused a lot of misery for people I know, just self-sacrifice and discomfort for no real reason. You can hand wave it away as saying "oh he just tells you that you have to learn more and expand your boundaries and not rest on your laurels", but that's not how it's used, and most likely not his intention at all. The guy didn't spend his days having his balls whacked with a hammer when he was studying. In fact, to my recalling he faced no issues in his entire life.
As a matter of fact, nearly any "hard" scientist having opinions about anything. They know about their field but little else.
Emphasis on knowing Jack-shit about Feynman. There’s likely a totally valid ground to object to his philosophical assertions, but dismissing him purely based on his hypocrisy is shaky at best. Broken clocks and all that.