All posts under 365Project:2019

#800 Apatheia

To Seneca and to his fellow adherents of Stoic philosophy, if a person could develop peace within themselves—if they could achieve apatheia, as they called it—then the whole world could be at war, and they could still think well, work well, and be well. “You may be sure that you[…]

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#799 Separately

Separately is probably how I work best with everyone, to be honest. I’m an introvert who likes people: I want to collaborate on the whole, but do my part individually. There are so many things in the world to be good at, and I get a thrill every time I[…]

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#795 Less focused for a little bit

Focus isn’t just stubbornly saying “I’m going to say no to more things,” it’s studying all the options you have until you can say with conviction, “this is the right one for me.” Paradoxically, this means attaining focus requires us to become less focused for a little bit, exploring our[…]

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#794 Never to fly to Vegas

The first step is almost always to sit down and start working, and it’s almost never to fly to Vegas and wait for somebody to offer you a business venture. Sid Meier, in “Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games”

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#793 Only because of accidental encounters

Many battles took place only because of accidental encounters, and sometimes not even with the enemy. During World War I, for example, the British submarine HMS G9 stumbled upon the British destroyer HMS Pasley, and the two exchanged fire until the G9 split in half and sank, leaving only one[…]

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#792 What doesn’t go into the game

These days, the easiest thing in the world to do is more, and if we’re not careful we can end up with three or four games all jammed into one. Deciding what doesn’t go into the game is sometimes more important than deciding what does. Sid Meier, in “Sid Meier’s[…]

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#791 If you can do it

“Then do it,” he insisted, his wounded pride already forgotten. “If you can do it, I can sell it.” Sid Meier, in “Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games”

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