Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.
Many acts of painful self-denial today are wasteful actions of normal people who attempt to imitate the physiological or psychological anomalies of others.
I understood that sorrow is often a misunderstanding of boredom. I used to get confused by people who had many friends, who were always out drinking, who told me they were lonely. How could beautiful women in the company of so many layers of friendship be lonely?
Intercom gets candid about their Product and Marketing teams in this brilliant blog post.
Although I don't like pigeons for their sense of entitlement to the window by my bedside, I loved reading this piece! Interesting to know most avian species tend to be monogamous!
If a deeply good person crusading for a better world enters Silicon Valley, she’ll find herself surrounded by deeply good people crusading for a better world. She’ll see mobile apps that track tropical diseases, clean energy startups that fight global warming by directly sucking carbon dioxide out of the air, companies bringing microbanking to poor Nepalese villagers, and boutique pharmaceutical labs searching for cures for orphan diseases.
Am I reading articles of a type to affirm my views over and over again? Have you got your views challenged by any article you read here?
How long can a person be happy in the search for meaning when such a quest is on the spectrum of neurosis? What if Truth is what it appears to be—life is an accident that has no meaning, and we must manufacture meanings so that we don’t kill ourselves out of boredom?
We need others in order to evaluate our own existence and construct a coherent self-image. Think of that luminous moment when a poet captures something you’d felt but had never articulated; or when you’d struggled to summarise your thoughts, but they crystallised in conversation with a friend.
I casually retweeted Sam Altman's tweet but this needs a better shout out. If you can put down everything else aside and read this (warning: will deplete you off concentration juice), you'll have learned a thing or two about yourself, awed at an old man's articulate thoughts.
There’s a reason life is scripted. It’s easy, and it works. If you’re prepared not to climb, get ready for a lot of questions —
Spare a few minutes to read some serious thoughts on how an individual can have the greatest impact on the planet, if they can will to give, earn to give.
Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. Will there ever be more people like them?
Wish more men and women can be completely honest.
(About Walter Pitts)
And there’s the crux. Is it worth giving up what I have to look for something better? I don’t know — is it? Who can make that decision but you? But even by DECIDING TO LOOK, you go a long way toward making the choice.
If you can, look up an amazing episode on Discovery channel about biospheres (-2010)
For here, I'm sitting in my tin can, far above the world. Planet earth is blue and there's nothing I can do.
We live now, you could say, in a karaoke age, in which you’re encouraged to show yourself, through a range of creative presets. Participating online implies that you’re worthy of being perceived, that some spark of you deserves to exist in public. Instagram is as public as a painting.
You don't have to cringe at the template like title because it's Mark Manson.
I need to read Thoreau.
The only place like it was the library, and the silence there also pointed to something beyond it — to the learning that required time and patience, to the pursuit of truth that left practical life behind. Like the moment of silence we sometimes honor in the wake of a tragedy, the act of not speaking signals that we are responding to something deeper than the quotidian, something more profound than words can fully express. I
one thing you cannot Google is what you should be googling.