Tag: advice

Fear and Circumstance in Las Vegas

I came home to a cat, her white paws delicately dancing past the typewriter, mine. Tucked inside the typewriter was a sheet, long dead, with the words I wrote by hand: “Place yourself in circumstances of want, and ask yourself, “is this what I fear?”

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I’ve decided on Tolstoy’s Decision Making Matrix

You’re never at the beginning of some event.

Expanding our limits by learning a language

It’s called modelling.

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Optimism is a political act.

Those who benefit from the status quo are perfectly happy for us to think nothing is going to get any better. In fact, these days, cynicism is obedience. Alex Steffen, The Bright Green City

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Women and Qualifications

Beyond criticism.

“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way,” Alan Watts (a philosopher) says.

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On the up and down

Life is a condition.

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Lie back and think of pleasure

Start drinking. Daydream about your death.