“The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates THOUGHT: The over-examined life isn’t exactly worth living, either.
I rarely talk about my actual life on this site. So today, an update. In short, it’s fine. But, in long, there are two big projects to update you on:
Last year my main achievement was writing a novel (which hopefully you’ll all get to read sooner than later!), but otherwise I’m not even sure where 2017 went. I feel like my life has been fairly static for a long time now, and while that’s no bad thing, it feels like I need to shake […]
[This post was originally written for puttylike.com] I never really grew out of childishness. It’s just so fun. Children get to be curious, silly, and playful. And there’s something delightfully mindful about the capacity they have to get absorbed in an activity for hours on end. Naturally, we can’t remain entirely childlike forever, but I’ve […]
[status: pretty obvious stuff, but may be helpful to people – like me – who tend to overthink things] Recently, somebody asked me for advice about making a big decision. Obviously, the fact they were asking me demonstrates terrible judgement, so I told them whatever decision they THOUGHT they should make, they should probably do […]
At my most anxious, I spent a LOT of time asking “why”. If only I understood the reason for my anxiety – if I could understand it, explain it – then I could solve it. But this was just a distraction. In fact, it made things worse.
Don’t hold onto a certain bad due to fear of an uncertain good
I haven’t yet figured out when to keep pushing through difficulties, and when to give up, stop and recharge. But I’m trying this: if one approach isn’t working, use the other one.