We are so quick to follow.
Increasingly I wonder if cities aren't healthy for humans.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, April 23, 1910
From the speech, "Citizenship in a Republic"
I guess that jetlag is proof I'm habitual despite preferring to think I live spontaneously without rigid routine.
I'm no longer surprised by people's stupidity. Often it surprises me and I wallow a while incredulous at actions or words. But mostly I'm impressed at how willingly some embrace and own their stupidity.
Pragmatism has always been somewhat negative in my mind. I think I saw it as a compromised position. Now I see it as smart and strategic to getting where you need to be. Rather than compromised it is a position of strength that ensures everyone moves with you.
All too often we respond to people without pausing and thinking about what they've said. Questions are far better than statements!
To have balance in your life you need more than one thing otherwise you're just holding onto one thing...
If you want to squeeze every moment possible out of life you're going to be busy. Being busy doesn't mean there won't be time to enjoy the moments.
Most of us carry the perfect note taking and list making device everywhere yet continue to write on our hands or scraps of paper!