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We want things to go perfectly, so we tell ourselves that we'll get started once the conditions are right, or once we have our bearings. When really, it'd be better to focus on making do with how things actually are.
-Ryan Holiday, as culled from today's entry
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
In almost all philosophy doubt has been the goad and certainty has been the goal. There has been doubt about the senses, doubt about science, and doubt about theology. In some philosophers one of these has been more prominent, in others another. Philosophers have also differed widely as to the answers they have suggested to these doubts and even as to whether any answers are possible.
-Bertand Russell, as excerpted from here
Monday, July 30, 2018
"More thorough and scientific medicines employed, even equally free of charge, by doctors of the first reputation, would not have brought nearly so many poor people together and, above all, would not have done them so much good. There would have been lacking the main instruments of healing - prevention, respect, faith, and gratitude. Man is composed of a soul and a body and it is the that governs the later. The wounded who have received consolation, the sick who have been persuaded to hope are already in a state to be cured; their blood circulates better, their nerves are strengthened, sleep returns, and the body revives, Nothing is more efficacious than confidence; ..."
-Duff Cooper, Talleyrand
We all want security in times of change. But there is no such thing as absolute security - none at all. Many think it will be money, but in fact once you have money you just worry about looking after it. Here is the key: true security is in you - that you are using your talent, you are using it well and consequently you are being well paid for it.
-Nicholas Bate, as culled from here
But if we spend all of our time twitching, we’ll never do the difficult work of the non-urgent. Important work requires a daily commitment, one that isn’t sidelined by every emergency, because there’s always an emergency, isn’t there?