Archive of April 2018

Apr 20, 2018

Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it.
— Michael A. Singer

Apr 11, 2018

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
— Plato
We got a short life, and what are we here for? To eat ice cream and have fun with girls? No, I think we’re here to try and improve ourselves, become better people, nicer people, and that’s what I’m doing.

Apr 9, 2018

The rainbow is more beautiful than the pot at the end of it, because the pot never turns out to be quite what I expected.
— Hugh Prather, Notes to Myself: My Struggle to Become a Person

Apr 6, 2018

Economists like to talk about scarcity, but its logic doesn’t always hold up in the realm of human emotion. Gratitude, in particular, is a currency we can spend freely without fear of bankruptcy. Indeed, if you talk with others about their experiences with luck, as I have, you may discover that with only a little prompting, even people who have never given much thought to the subject are surprisingly willing to rethink their life stories, recalling lucky breaks they’ve enjoyed along the way. And because these conversations almost always leave participants feeling happier, it’s not hard to imagine them becoming contagious.