Less is more. A few words explain everything I really need to know about putting my life in order so that I can live well, in spite of everything. Under-commit. Under-satisfy cravings. Underspend. Downsize expectations. Don't try to please everyone. Be gentle. Seek quiet. Be grateful.
Don’t have a genius IQ? Weren’t born into wealth and status? Don’t have a degree from one of the top-10 Colleges/Universities? Too bad, because you’re not likely going to be able to change any of the factors which are assumed to determine a person’s likelihood for success... But the assumptions, as usual, turn out to… Continue reading 10 Steps to Success for Ordinary People
"We wish and command that everyone who values our good grace shall bring only cheerful news... wherever he may come from, and whatever he may hear or see." Giovanni Boccaccio, “The Decameron” (written in 1348, in Italy) When circumstances become challenging and discouraging, it sometimes helps me to take a broader perspective. History shows that… Continue reading 10 steps to happiness, from 14th-century Italy
“Right now a moment of time is fleeting by. Capture its reality ... To do that we must put all else out of our minds. We must become that moment, make ourselves a sensitive recording plate...give the image of what we actually see, forgetting everything that has been before our time.” Cézanne*** Observing and appreciating… Continue reading Cézanne Instructs Us to Capture Fleeting Moments
I thought blogging was letting people eavesdrop on my life. I wasn't interested in holding an open house at "www"--doesn't that mean I'm inviting the whole wide world? But now I see that blogging is one of the most profound ideas of the last century-- It's whatever the blogger wants it to be! I've decided this blog is… Continue reading Let us now praise non-famous men, and women!