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Life & Philosophy Poetry

Seeing the forest for the trees

The forest is a city that lies underneath our feet. Perhaps if we thought of it this way, we wouldn’t walk on it.

But the vitality of life is in the pursuit. One with the world, the ability to face resistance means to walk through it.

We adapt to the drumbeat of chaos, using expansive curiosity and patience to find unity with what we know and what we don’t know.

We progress most when we try the least.

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Life & Philosophy Science

Clear now, confused tomorrow

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We have to think and talk our way through things in order to get a grip on past expressions.

Unless we can pin down our thoughts to exactitude, we have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and confused.

And that’s ok. Forced familiarity breeds forgetfulness — the attrition of synaptic connections is a function of memory.

Part of escaping the pinning is to remind ourselves why we believed in anything in the first place.

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Culture Life & Philosophy

The flexible tattoo

gif by Stuart Wade

Beliefs are impermanent. We can put them or take them off throughout the day.

Similarly, we can pull from while simultaneously resisting the sprouts of memes and cultural gestures.

We can switch channels and opt for something more compelling whenever we want.

Change is a kind of freedom.

After all, it’s the individuals that are most exciting, not the masses.

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Life & Philosophy

The perfect life is non-existent

Living the perfect life is a canard.

Chasing exactitude is the primary cause of unhappiness.

Instead, we should give in to life’s imperfections and invite more ambiguity.

Being right leads one to forget how the world works. And for God’s sake, we don’t need another reality check.

Alter the thoughts, alter the beliefs — everything may feel unconventional but it’s going to be just fine.

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Life & Philosophy Poetry

Crazy, that

gif by Pierre-Julien Fieux

That is hardly given and mostly earned.

  • It’s too early for that
  • We’re too young for that
  • Eat our dinner and then we can have that

We strive for that, whatever it is. Sometimes that is urgent and attainable. Sometimes it requires more work, maturity, and a lot of patience.

There’s a time and a place for achieving that, but things have to transpire first.

But that is also why people give up, especially when grit becomes a grind. Anything once desirable starts to lose its charm.

Give up — embrace the rules and enjoy the process. It’s crazy that one has to reject their impulses on the way to achieving a purposeful living.

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Life & Philosophy Productivity & Work

Do different to get different

The experimental spirit may or may not lead us down the right path.

Even if we bend to our hunches, things may turn out in error.

But we have to do different to get different.

By probing the weakness of human insecurity, we get a little closer to an ideal goal. The rhythm of life lies behind the curtain.

In chasing uncertainty, things become more certain. The experimenter feeds the soul with possibility.

As we find links through the signals we give out, our visual sweet-spot emerges.

This is it.

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