The Wisdomous : Pain makes us understand reciprocation.
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Greetings to all of you. You are in my thoughts; I hope you are feeling well. Unfortunately, I got the worst flu ever, probably as a response to the flu vaccine. I'm on the road to recovery as well.
When I think about what inspires me to write, I've concluded that it originates from a place of great anguish and frustration.
I am less interested in compassion now that I have understood that suffering is not a gift saved for a select few but a universal experience shared by all individuals.
Perhaps I am terrified of returning to the pain I had as a kid, so as an adult, I have condensed most of what I have to say into a collection of "Better Perspectives" for you. Pain helps me comprehend the concept of reciprocity.
It's not a new idea, but you may have never considered it from this perspective. You may either be better or bitter after a painful event. Choose better.
To grow as a person, one must gain empathy for others and a more positive outlook on life.
Armed with them, you will be able to provide more incredible things to the world, something that will transcend your pain. However, be aware that they arrive in pieces and are not simple to offer, so be patient and kind.
Love comes after trust.
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
When you have a life purpose of being in service, radical self-care is not a luxury, it’s an essential requirement
To live is a form of art.
Books to read: It is almost the end of the year, and If I were to suggest to you some books, I'd start with these on this list - they are amazing.
No one is going to steal it. Not if it’s a big idea.
One thing that big ideas have in common is that they’re almost impossible to give away.
You could have bought Amazon stock for lunch money, been an early backer of Acumen, financed part of Spike Lee’s first movie, had front row seats to Hamilton, bought BTC for $2… you get the idea. Even insiders usually take cash instead of stock options. And early customers rarely race out to build a competitor.
When big ideas show up, almost no one sees what’s possible. All they notice is that change is scary, and new stuff might not work.
Don’t worry so much about someone stealing your ideas. It’s probably worth working harder to get people imagining that they might.
I'm Alive by Natty and The Rebelship.
Intensions by Macklemore ft Dan Caplen
Blue Mesas by Leon Bridges
If the world was ending by JP Saxes
Home Alone (2021): In my childhood, the movie Home Alone was my favourite, and I cherished the opportunity to be alone in a house like Kevin's for a while. Sequels have always been underwhelming, and the latest is the most disappointing of them all.
Inside The Mind: This new series on Netflix is just stunning. It delves into the psychological aspects of notable artists and how they were affected to become who they are.
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