Give the mind paradise and it will find a flaw. Give the heart hell and it will find love.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a writers’ every snapshot is a wasted opportunity.
I live one day at a time but with a lifetime in mind.
When you truly live as though today is your last day on Earth, you wake up the next day not very motivated to try it again. Instead, live each day as though your life can make a difference, no matter how long or short it may be.
Walk slow. Walk like you have nowhere to go.
If you feel that your perspective on reality is skewed, if you feel unsure about what you believe, if the world feels evil or bad or anything other than ‘generally good’, please, for the sake of yourself and all those who love you, travel somewhere new, with an open mind, to a place you’ve never been before, and try to see this beautiful Earth and all its inhabitants for what it truly is: paradise.
In whatever you’re trying to say or trying to do, stop trying and get to the point.
Thoroughness does not require complexity or volume or heft. It does not require that you undertake a lengthy, prolonged, and arduous journey, like this one.
Clarity never increases by adding things.
When in doubt leave it out, and be doubtful frequently.
If you have a lot to say, you’re already saying too much. If you have a lot to do, you’re already doing too much.
Start with a single idea, one clearly defined action or one point that you want to get across and express that as simply as possible.
If somebody is about to get hit by a car and you want to convey the danger to them, what do you say?
“Excuse me, sir. There’s a ten-thousand pound vehicle coming down that street and if you do not stop walking it will surely hit you and cause bodily harm. May I kindly suggest that you do not cross the street until the vehicle has passed?”
Absurdity! They’d be dead and you’d look like a fool for taking so long.
All writing should be as clear as that. All action and communication should strive to express with such clarity the purpose for its existence, or it should not exist at all.
Get to the point.
In terms of self-reliance, the Internet is arguably the most important invention since the knife and the wheel. Never before in all of recorded human history has a single tool made so much available to an individual. And yet, despite the powerful role it plays in increasing our self-reliance, the Internet would not exist without everybody else.
When the masses have their attention focused in one direction, true leaders look in the opposite direction and ask the unpopular but necessary questions.
Sometimes the natural colors on this planet simply astound me. Nowhere else in our solar system do we have such fantastically rich visual diversity.