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dear kafka

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

Last Build Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:10:56 +0000


but to tell the truthisaiahlim

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:18 +0000

mary oliver: You want to cry aloud for your mistakes. But to tell the truth the world doesn’t need anymore of that sound. Advertisements Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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not with great projects, not with great theoriesisaiahlim

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:59 +0000

Erich Fromm: “…whoever tries to begin very simply, not with great projects, not with great theories, but very directly and simply to devote every day half an hour to just trying to feel, to sense what goes on in him or her yesterday—then you will slowly learn to discover lots of things.”Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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in eight easy lessonsisaiahlim

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:00:16 +0000

Erich Fromm: “Nothing that is worthwhile can be done or learnt without any effort, and even without some sacrifice, without discipline. The whole idea of learning to play music or anything else in eight easy lessons is just to get people’s money out of their pockets. ”Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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we should let reality overwhelm usisaiahlim

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 03:00:04 +0000

bob dylan: People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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a long-standing spiritual adviser said thisisaiahlim

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:00:11 +0000

new yorker: I met a long-standing spiritual adviser to Suu Kyi, Dhamma Piya, at a monastery in Yangon, where he is the abbot. He deplored the influence of Buddhist extremists and spoke proudly of the role that monks had played in every freedom movement since colonial times. “Young people don’t understand anything except hating Muslims,” … Continue reading "a long-standing spiritual adviser said this"(image)

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users are always right, while we need to improve ourselvesisaiahlim

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 03:00:21 +0000

the conference board: Zhang (Ruimin) was only 35 when he was asked to lead the Quindao General Refrigerator Factory, where product quality was a major problem. When a user complained about a defective refrigerator, he ordered an inspection of the warehouse. In all, 76 refrigerators were found to be sub-par. Each faulty appliance was labeled … Continue reading "users are always right, while we need to improve ourselves"(image)

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two things that human beings don’t do wellisaiahlim

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 03:00:24 +0000

amy edmondson: Two things that human beings don’t do well are thinking about the future and thinking about the collective.Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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life becomes just so much more straightforwardisaiahlim

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:00:29 +0000

satya nadella: “Saying, ‘Well, I’m waiting for the next job to do my best work’ is the worst trap… If you say, ‘The current job I have is everything I ever wanted,’ life becomes just so much more straightforward.”Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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at the end of her ted talkisaiahlim

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:00:44 +0000

julia galef: So the question I want to leave you with is: What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs? Or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?Filed under: Uncategorized(image)

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whatever leads to joy, they always answerisaiahlim

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:00:58 +0000

will schwalbe: …a friend told me I had to read a collection of poetry called What the Living Do. It’s an extraordinary cycle of poems, published in 1998, by the American poet Marie Howe, related to the illness and death of a younger brother from AIDS. One of the poems is called “My Dead Friends.” … Continue reading "whatever leads to joy, they always answer"(image)

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