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22 April 2017: Completed
This image is misleading. I read the book on my Kindle so there was never a moment when I was holding a hard copy of the book. Although technically I’m also not bald and my skin isn’t an interesting blue-green… Continue reading
We seek approval.
(See here and here and here and here.)
We often seek approval at the expense of connection:
- I do something that Person A will approve, meaning that Person B will not approve
- I identify as part of THIS group, and that ruins my chances (mostly) of connecting with people in THAT group
- I pursue the approval of
Once you see that a system is just a system, everything changes.
Once you see that the system is a man-made structure, an organization with a certain order and a certain set of priorities imposed upon reality rather than reality itself, you can’t unsee that.
You can’t trust a system again, ever, 100%.
You always have this knowing, back of your mind.
A hum, a… Continue reading
There are two basic directions you can head with your life. Your direction determines your way of life. And a lot of other stuff.
You’re aiming at one or the other, whether you mean to or not. One doesn’t really take any more work than the other. (It just seems like it does.)
You can aim for comfort OR you can aim for growth.
That doesn’t mean you… Continue reading
No, thank you.
Thanks, but no thanks.
That sounds lovely, but no.
Not right now.
Not for me.
It’s not an option.
I won’t be able to.
It won’t work for me.
I have a conflict.
I have plans.
That’s a negative.
I’ll have to pass.
I have other things planned for that time.
My project list is already full for the month/year.
What a great idea!… Continue reading
I have this urge to write first-person things in the plural.
“We really think that…”
Who is we?
There is no we.
It’s just me here. It’s just me responding to the email. It’s just me setting up the meeting. It’s just me answering a question. It’s just me writing a post. It’s just me.
So this WE thing…
Is this the Royal We?
What… Continue reading