We can’t calm the storm, but we can ignore it

[This is part four of a series reevaluating some propositions that I perceived as crucial and important in my early thirties.] Proposition: I have about 112 hours of con­scious life to live each week: wis­dom dic­tates invest­ing at least one of these hours to med­i­tate on how I will use the remain­ing 111 hours. First …

We are the enviroment

[This is part two of a series reevaluating some propositions that I perceived as crucial and important in my early thirties.] Proposition: I can­not save the envi­ron­ment; I am the envi­ron­ment. I wrote the above back in 2010, directly influenced by this TED talk by John Francis: I had studied environment at this formal level, …

If you can’t do anything about it, why are you worrying about it?

[This is part one of a series reevaluating some propositions that I perceived as crucial and important in my early thirties.] Proposition: I can­not con­trol peo­ple or sit­u­a­tions, only my responses and reac­tions to them. I have noth­ing to lever­age for my own hap­pi­ness except my own attitude. Since writing the above paragraph in 2010, …