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Week 26, 2024

Week 26, 2024

Take seriously how important it is to model the future you want in younger people.

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Week 18, 2024

Week 18, 2024

When you start focusing on how someone else isn't on the right path, you take your eyes off your own path. As long as they aren't telling you how you should live, let them fly their flag.

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Week 17, 2024

Week 17, 2024

It is easier to tolerate conflict when you are wound up and expecting it.  It requires a much more skillful touch and a stronger constitution to be easy, free and geared up for peace, but competent and ready for battle. 

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Week 13, 2024

Week 13, 2024

Be earnest!  It's more vulnerable, but infinitely better for all of us, and one of the best ways to make the most of your 4000 weeks. 

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Week 34, 2023

Week 34, 2023

Your life has meaning. You know that to be true, even if occasionally you deny it out of depression or a macabre sense of humor.

And so, why struggle, why strive, when "none of it really matters anyway" ?

I think it is because you have to try, for it to matter.

Maybe it is the historical "fish struggling up onto the land" inside of us, that makes us need struggle or maybe it goes back further than that... Entropy is increasing, everything is falling apart, but life wants to try to pull order from the chaos. Life needs to feel like it is capable of pulling order from the chaos.

Striving, struggling, trying, scraping, any synonym for grappling... MAKES IT MATTER.

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