Is Shame Necessary?

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“Balancing group and self-interest has never been easy, yet human societies display a high level of cooperation.”

21.3 KM Dusk Bike Ride Banciao Yonghe

Xindian river, photo by David

I have been trying to go for a bike ride for the last few days, but on Friday, the wife came home and disrupted my routine. On Saturday, it didn’t pan out. Today, I was extremely tired, but drank a few strong milk teas and got ready to go on my ride. The ride felt pretty good and I knew that by the time it was over, that I still had some juice left in my legs. I could have doubled the distance. However, it was already dark and I was weary of having an accident.

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28 KM Banciao to Bitan Loop Bike Ride

Beitou incinerator

I wanted to go out yesterday, but I had to do some work and by the time I was getting ready, it was already supper and I needed to eat something. I was really itching to go out, but decided to go tomorrow. I initially wanted to go for 50-100km, but in retrospect, I think that it’s probably good that I’m starting off slowly. I wouldn’t want to injure myself. That has happened before.

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