Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Checking in...................

................................with Alain de Botton:

Maturity:  The confidence to have no opinions on many things.

The greatest works of art speak to us without knowing us.

 Happiness may be difficult to obtain. The obstacles are not primarily financial.

Arguments are like eels: however logical, they may slip from the minds weak grasp unless fixed there by imagery and style.

A virtuous, ordinary life, striving for wisdom but never far from folly, is achievement enough.

We should not feel embarrassed by our difficulties, only by our failure to grow anything beautiful from them.

There may be no good reason for things to be the way they are.

Being a good listener is one of the most important and enchanting life skills anyone can have.

Soberingly, despite all our advances in technology and material resources, we are not much more advanced in the art of delivering emotionally healthy childhoods than generations before us.

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