Money doesn’t bring happiness; pursuing goals and experiences that are aligned with our personal values brings happiness.
– Get Rich Slowly
I live in San Francisco, where the current tech boom is helping fuel another insane real estate market. Reading headlines about how home prices have jumped 20% in the past year, while I’m still paying rent, does make me a little panicky sometimes. Usually I’m able to remind myself that I don’t want to be buying the last tulip, and that helps.
Today I came across this site, and it’s really helped me put this fear into perspective: http://pricedoutforever.com/
“Follow your own road and let the people talk.”
(Segui il tuo corso et lascia dir les genti)
― Dante Alighieri, “The Divine Comedy”
This morning I’m reading an article about Sarah Marquis, who over the past several years has been walking thousands of miles and pushing herself into pretty extreme survival situations. What a badass!
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.
– John Milton, “Paradise Lost”
A reminder to be more present in the moment:
“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
― Douglas Adams, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
“There are people who live 70 years, and there are those that live the same year 70 times.”
– Wayne Dyer
“How we spend our day is, of course, how we spend our lives.”