It's all relative

2020-01-02

Adult mayflies can’t eat. They live for as long as it takes them to starve, and then they die. In most cases that’s about a day.

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Trust the people close to you

2020-01-01

I’m going to make myself a nice, laminated Things To Do When Something Is Wrong checklist, with all the usual self-care suspects on it. Then, since I would normally make that kind of thing and then ignore it, I’m going to give copies to everyone I know and give them the ability to enforce it on me anytime they deem it necessary or useful or even funny.

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Ambiguity around goals

2020-01-01

What’s the difference between a goal, an intention, an aspiration, a value, a resolution, a plan and a task list?

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Two birds, one stone

2019-12-30

It’s funny: no matter how much I take on, it seems like I still waste a lot of time. How much damn time is there in a day, anyway? How much of it do I really need to spend relaxing?

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A lesson I learned from shaving

2019-12-28

A couple years ago I learned to shave with a safety razor. I decided I like it better than a cartridge razor because it’s more tactile, not to mention more dangerous, which makes me feel like a badass. But it has a subtler advantage as well.

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Not your responsibility

2019-12-27

The feelings of others are not your responsibility. If you’re like everyone else, your own feelings are more than enough to worry about.

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Dealing with change

2019-12-26

Things change. It’s the nature of the world. When they do, flexible and happy people change with them. Or, less often, they change the world back.

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But is it helping?

2019-12-25

If you don’t have goals, goal-oriented people ask, how can you possibly know that you’re working on the right thing?

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