John Krakauer, Bruce Lee and Anonymous walk into a bar… 1. Any challenge in which a successful outcome is assured isn’t a challenge at all. – John Krakauer 2. A goal is not always meant to be reached, it simply serves as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee 3. Study the world and you gain knowledge, study yourself and you gain enlightenment. – Anonymous Shortly after moving to the west coast… Read More
Dan Gilbert first introduced me the concept of impact bias and positive psychology. Here at TED 2014 he explains why our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong.
The saying goes, “Time is money.” But if you believe that, you don’t understand either one. Because you can always make up for lost money. It gets earned and exhausted over and over. Time spent is gone forever. I’m spending this weekend in Hawaii with Mayumi and Summy. “It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough, and it… Read More
I was recently reminded of Alan Watts’ short diatribe about following one’s passion. I’m about to assist in a new art piece, and for it I was asked what I’d buy if money were no object. It’s an odd question because ‘money actually isn’t an object’. Now, I know what they meant but money, like wealth and worth are relative ideas. Misunderstanding these things as finite kinds of commodities is a reason… Read More