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Wisdom Quotes


Hope springs from the knowledge that there is light even in the darkest of shadows.

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. (Desmond Tutu)

No matter who you meet make sure they’re happier once they leave.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. (Mother Teresa)

Seth Godin Newsletter


The arc and the arch

They sound similar, but they’re not.

An arc, like an arch, is bent. The strength comes from that bend.

But the arc doesn’t have to be supported at both ends, and the arc is more flexible. The arc can take us to parts unknown, yet it has a trajectory.

An arch, on the other hand, is a solid structure. It’s a bridge that others have already walked over.

Our life is filled with both. We’re trained on arches, encouraged to seek them out.

But an arc, which comes from “arrow,” is the rare ability to take flight and to go further than you or others expected.

This Is the Hardest Thing- daily stoic


This Is the Hardest Thing So much is happening.  At home. Abroad. On the news. At work.  You have the things you need to do. And the emails that keep pouring in. You have the distractions that your own head creates. You have the criticisms and actions of the mob outside. There are a million different options, different opinions, different orders that things can be done.  As the voices grouse and the noise mounts, it is in moments like these that we must slam our open hand down on the table as Daniel Day-Lewis does in Lincoln. It buys a second of silence. “Now, now, now,” he says to his squabbling cabinet members. “We are stepped out on the world’s stage, the fate of human dignity is in our hands… See what is before you. See the here and now, that’s the hardest thing, the only thing that accounts.” In his case, he’s talking about procuring just the few critical votes to pass the amendment to abolish slavery. Everything else—peace overtures, political ramifications, complaints—it’s all irrelevant in light of that here and now, that world-changing opportunity. He’s talking to himself and everyone as Marcus Aurelius did, he’s demanding that we concentrate like a Roman. He’s saying, as Marcus did, that there is what is essential and there is everything else.  These are times where it seems all but impossible for people to grasp this. We ping and zoom from issue to issue, scandal to scandal, tweet to tweet. Meanwhile, the world needs masks, they need clear messaging on safety and best practices, a vaccine must be developed. There are people who need saving, reforms that must be passed. You have to get your stuff in order. You have to make hard decisions about your family, about your lifestyle, about what role you’re going to play in the solution. You have to do this now. You, we, have to see what is before us. We have to concentrate like Romans.  It’s the hardest thing, but it’s the only thing that accounts. Everything else is noise.

This Is the Hardest Thing

Concentrate on Every Moment – daily stoic


“Concentrate every minute like a Roman— like a man— on doing what’s in front of you with precise and genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly, with justice. And on freeing yourself from all other distractions. Yes, you can— if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self-centered, irritable.”

Concentrate on Every Moment

word of the day


WORD OF THE DAY
Adhocracy
ad-HOC-rə-see
Part of speech: noun
Origin: 
Latin, 20th century
1A flexible, adaptable, and informal organizational structure without bureaucratic policies or procedures.
 
Examples of Adhocracy in a sentence “The council was formed as an adhocracy so everyone felt comfortable contributing.” “The Star Trek crew came across an alien civilization that operates as a successful adhocracy.”

The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get You Started


“The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get You Started