- Rick Warren.
- Pope Francis
- It’s impossible to learn what you “already know” (yup. I’ve fallen into that trap)
- It’s never been easier to get a teacher.
- Henry David Thoreau
- Richard Foster — Celebration of Disciple
- Richard Foster in Celebration of Discipline
- John Cleese
- Financial wealth (money)
- Social wealth (status)
- Time wealth (freedom)
- Physical wealth (health)
“The problem with a theocracy is everyone wants to be Theo” - James Dunn
“Nothing else in the world…not all the armies…is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo, The Future of Man.
“The deeper the pain, the fewer words you use.”
“There is food for everyone, but not everyone can eat, while food continues to be wasted and thrown away: this is “the paradox of abundance”.
Morning reading from Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday.
“To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school…it is to solve some of the problems of life not only theoretically, but practically.”
“Often kids find more joy in playing with old pots and pans than with the latest space set.”
My daughter certain confirms to this statement. She has some fancy electronic toys that’s she doesn’t care for, but give her some bottle tops and she’s happy as Larry.
“Sometimes the best thing to do is just practice writing things”
I just found this in my commonplace book but not sure on the source. Still it’s a good point.
Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a great number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.
This is the opening of Richard Foster’s classic book Celebration of Discipine, originally published in 1979. True then, at least as true now.
“Use the simplest program for the task…keep your tools simple it allows you to focus on what’s important, creating.” - Leo Babauta The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life
Humour is an essential part of the creativity we need to solve problems, no matter how serious they may be.
There are 4 types of wealth:
Be wary of jobs that lure you in with 1 and 2, but rob you of 3 and 4.
The internet, unfortunately, is no longer a safe space to do any kind of experimental thinking, particularly for somebody with any kind of “brand.” … No, if you’re going to change your mind, you might have to go off-brand, and offline is the best place to be off-brand. Your bliss station, your studio, a paper journal, a private chat room, a living room full of trusted loved ones. These are the places to really think.
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
― Theodore Roosevelt