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writing to the toughest fifteen-year-old in the world



Last Build Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:04:16 +0000

 



it isisaiahlim

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:00:08 +0000

Alain de Botton:  My goal is a more emotionally literate, happier society, but one that doesn’t in any way overlook the fact that life is tragic in structure.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)


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bad language is a moral issueisaiahlim

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 02:02:33 +0000

harold evans: The fog that envelops English is not just a question of good taste, style, and aesthetics. It is a moral issue… I hate the fact that people are not allowed to see things which are to their benefit but are obscured by language, whether for profit-mongering or any other reason.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)


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nine years of your lifeisaiahlim

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:00:56 +0000

Roman Krznaric: …assuming your viewing habits are somewhere near average, if you live to seventy-five, you will have spent around nine years of your life watching television.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)


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how do you know you found your person?isaiahlim

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:00:30 +0000

Two years later we were together, and we belonged to each other for 17 years. He died four years ago. His last week in the hospital, he held my hand and said, “You’re my person. http://kottke.org/17/07/how-did-you-know-youd-found-your-personFiled under: Uncategorized(image)


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without trying to alter itisaiahlim

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:19:22 +0000

jiddu krishnamurthi: It is a discovery to suddenly see yourself as you actually are: greedy, quarrelsome, angry, envious, stupid. To see the fact without trying to alter it, just to see exactly what you are is an astonishing revelation.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)


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without paying attention to the inner stateisaiahlim

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 04:42:01 +0000

jiddu krishnamurthi: Unfortunately, most of us are becoming mere technicians. We pass examinations, acquire this or that technique in order to earn a livelihood; but to acquire technique or develop capacity without paying attention to the inner state, brings about ugliness and chaos in the world.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)


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how to liveisaiahlim

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:00:16 +0000

Jiddu Krishnamurti: Really to live requires a great deal of love, a great feeling for silence, a great simplicity with an abundance of experience; it requires a mind that is capable of thinking very clearly, that is not bound by prejudice or superstition, by hope or fear.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)


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how to negotiate your salary and be happyisaiahlim

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 03:00:49 +0000

paul bloom: …the English professor Stanley Fish had the same negotiating strategy. When Fish got hired into his department, according to urban legend at least, he said, “I don’t want to talk salary. I don’t have a particular number in mind. I just want to get paid one hundred dollars more than whoever is the … Continue reading "how to negotiate your salary and be happy"(image)


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what is a perfectly disastrous way to go through lifeisaiahlim

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 03:00:14 +0000

charlie munger: Whenever you think that some situation or some person is ruining your life, it is actually you who are ruining your life… Feeling like a victim is a perfectly disastrous way to go through life. If you just take the attitude that however bad it is in any way, it’s always your fault … Continue reading "what is a perfectly disastrous way to go through life"(image)


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when does a teacher has no value?isaiahlim

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:00:11 +0000

jiddu krishnamurti: So it is good to be sceptical, because it gives you a chance to find out for yourself whether you need a guru at all. What is important is to be a light unto yourself, to be your own Master and disciple, to be both the teacher and the pupil. As long as you … Continue reading "when does a teacher has no value?"(image)


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