• journeyman of faith | armchair philosopher
• business student, writer, and runner
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The problem with being conditional
I think sometimes we can become quite conditional and before starting things we already have put up some resistance to taking the first step.
Why you should be mysterious
¨If a person gave away your body to some passerby, you’d be furious. Yet, you hand over your mind to anyone who comes along, so they may abuse you, leaving it disturbed and troubled — have you no shame in that?¨- Epictetus
Being busy is always something we yearn for when we're not busy. The grass is always greener on the other side. I was just in a situation where I did have a lot of time; a year or whatever in this pandemic weirdness, summer, then even going back to uni- I found it relatively easy on my time. Recently I've just acquired a new job, and life is a lot more hectic. In combination with Church, running, writing, going out with friends- it's a lot to balance.
The Consistency Formula
So you want to do something for a long time, all you have to do is follow this formula: consistency = having a strong why + a good environment + constant inspiration
Why you should be selfish
I think we're conditioned to believe that being selfish is the polar opposite of being selfless. I’m increasingly starting to believe that ‘the notion that to do things for yourself’ can be serving others well.
Time goes on
I saw some of my high school teachers the other day and it was kind of a surreal experience. Seeing people who were, for a certain period of my life, a big deal. These were people who dictated a lot of my happiness and stress for a good few years.
Why surface-level chats are necessary
Are you like me and you prefer deep talks? Just going straight to the point and getting to the good stuff? Well, that's not easy for everyone.
Why you have to be a monster
Today I was ice skating with some friends and it was really interesting seeing the people who were the best at it. Those who were tentative, nervous, and waddling about didn’t do so well- they simply couldn’t move anywhere (or at least without any speed). However, the opposite end of this included people who went way too quick, cocky and ended up landing upon their ass (can’t lie that was me).