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#777 Waking up

#777 Waking up
“A psychotic world we live in. The madmen are in power. How long have we known this? Faced this? And—how many of us do know it? Not Lotze. Perhaps if you know you are insane then you are not insane. Or you are becoming sane, finally. Waking up.

  • in "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick
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From the archives (2017)

164/365 Be not afraid of laziness

164/365 Be not afraid of laziness
Be not afraid of laziness: some are born lazy, some achieve laziness, and some have laziness thrust upon them.

from Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within by Chade-Meng Tan

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163/365 Find Your Torture

163/365 Find Your Torture
On the Howard Stern show, Jerry Seinfeld was explaining how it never gets easier. How it is all work. He joked that “your blessing in life is when you find the torture you’re comfortable with.” For me, that’s writing—I’m grateful that it’s so hard. That Allen Iverson clip: We’re talking about practice. Yeah, love practice. The best ones always do.

from 28 Lessons From Great Writers, Artists And Creators On Mastering Your Craft by Ryan Holiday

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162/365 Creative work isn’t about pleasure

162/365 Creative work isn’t about pleasure
Creative work isn’t about pleasure. It’s not always fun. It’s about reaching something inside yourself—something that society and everyday life make extraordinarily difficult. This is one way to do it.

from The Habitual Hustler: Daily Habits of 50 Self-Employed Entrepreneurs by Corey Breier

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161/365 You do have options

161/365 You do have options
Completing this quest has two benefits. First, when you imagine the worst possible reaction you could have to adversity, you highlight your agency in the situation. You do have options. And as long as you’re not doing that worst possible, least helpful thing, you can challenge yourself to do something better. It may not feel like total agency and choice, but it involves some agency and choice—and that’s enough to activate a challenge mindset.

from SuperBetter: How a Gameful Life Can Make You Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient by Jane McGonigal

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160/365 Peace and joy

160/365 Peace and joy
Peace and joy are the default states of mind. They don’t have to be created—they just need to be accessed.

from Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within by Chade-Meng Tan

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