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197/365 A rarified approach to your work

Throughout most of human history, to be a blacksmith or a wheelwright wasn’t glamorous. But this doesn’t matter, as the specifics of the work are irrelevant. The meaning uncovered by such efforts is due to the skill and appreciation inherent in craftsmanship—not the outcomes of their work. Put another way,[…]

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192/365 No photographs allowed

“Sir, you can’t take any photos in this area!”, she raised her voice alarmingly. I looked at her without realising what was so wrong about taking a photo in an airport were millions of people pass every day. She seemed to feel equally uneasy of having to enforce a rule.[…]

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191/365 Learning to be happy first

If you want to be successful, I highly recommend learning to be happy first. It is possible to become successful without first learning to be happy, but I strongly recommend against it, because if you are unhappy before you are successful, you are likely to be even more unhappy after.[…]

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190/365 Paying attention

Mindfulness is defined as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” from Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within by Chade-Meng Tan

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189/365 I remind myself that I will die

Awareness of death is one of my main daily practices; every day, at least once a day, I remind myself that I will die and everybody I love will die. Being aware of mortality changes everything. At the very least, it puts things into proper perspective, it gives us clarity[…]

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