"Understand yourself: your temperament, intellect, opinions, emotions. You can’t be master of yourself if you don’t first understand yourself. there are mirrors for the face, but none for the spirit: let discrete self-reflection be yours. And when you cease to care about your eternal image, focus on the inner one to correct and improve it. Know how strong your good sense and perspicacity are for undertaking and evaluate your capacity for overcoming obstacles. Fathom your depths and weigh up your capacity for all things."
The new service, which adopts the name of one of Google’s most popular and beloved products, replaces Google Talk, Google+ Messenger, and the original Google+ Hangout video chat service — Hangouts will eventually replace all of Google’s communication properties. The new Hangouts is basically a messaging app, in the same realm as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, but with some of its own twists.
"We’d read each other like books we were endlessly fascinated by."