We are highly judgmental survival-and-replication machines. We constantly walk around thinking, “I need this,” or “I need that,” trapped in the web of desires. Happiness is the state when nothing is missing. When nothing is missing, your mind shuts down and stops running into the past or future to regret something or to plan something. -The Almanack of Naval Ravikant
Peace is what you want yet you go about it in all the wrong ways.
You think your problems are solved outside of you. But how is an internal problem solved by doing something external?
It’s not. That should be obvious. For most, it’s not.
So how do we handle desires so they don’t make us miserable?
Desires are useful to give your life meaning. The key is treating them as icing on the cake of life. Your life is already a delicious cake, so maybe you add some icing later on once you’ve earned it because then it’s even more delicious.
That is the winning perspective.
The losing perspective is considering your life incomplete before you ice the cake. You decide to be miserable until you get an iced cake rather than enjoying the cake right in front of you now and again later once you ice it.
So how do you actually do this in life?
If you choose to get in shape, you know you won’t wake up tomorrow 15 pounds lighter just because you made a choice. So you work at it.
It’s just like that.
Break your choices down into countless sub-choices that you make daily that move you towards your goal.
To control your desires is just like choosing to get fit. Give it time and keep after it, and you’ll realize the choice eventually.
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🇺🇸 On January 10, 1861 → Florida delegates voted to secede from the U.S. Florida became one of the six original Southern states to form the Confederate States of America. Eventually, 11 states would leave the Union. (Happened once and it can happen again)
🦾 How to be dangerous → Practice your safety routines. What do you do if someone breaks in? Do you know where your weapons are? Do you have an escape plan? I wonder how many of the daily deaths could be prevented if victims had a simple preparedness plan.
🤷♀️ Not surprised: An Environmental Working Group study found that 10 popular bottled water brands were contaminated with chemical pollutants, bacteria, and heavy metals.
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New: Facebook is moving to Austin.
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The closer you get to Truth, the more successful your life will become.
What is Truth? → That everything in your human existence is your responsibility, every thought, feeling, and action and nothing exists outside your mind … and… you pay a cost for every thought, feeling, or action that violates this Truth.
When you blame anything outside yourself, you are lying and giving up your agency and power. What a waste.
When you rely on anything outside yourself, you are acting irrationally and putting your faith in something you can’t control. This is a contract with yourself to be let down in the future since you’ll always be let down when you expect infallibility out of infallible creatures. Expectations are destructive killers. Kill them instead.
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