“Really to live requires a great deal of love, a great feeling for silence, a great simplicity with an abundance of experience; it requires a mind that is capable of thinking very clearly, that is not bound by prejudice or superstition, by hope or fear.”
– Jiddu Krishnamurti, Think On These Things
“One of the main reasons people fall short of their potential is they care more about looking good than getting better.”
– Adam Grant, Granted April 2019 newsletter
“Lesson 1: Start to notice how little you notice.”
– Rob Kendall, Workstorming
… nothing in a culture is weird to the people who live in that culture, and if it seems weird to me, it’s just because I don’t understand it yet.
Henry David Thoreau:
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live, according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
I can always teach you how to slice smoked salmon, but I can’t teach people how to have fun, and I can’t teach them how to be happy.