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Every cultural flowering finds root and nourishment in an expansion of commerce and industry.
-- Will Durant
 

 

Friday, November 5, 2021

A life that’s real

Don’t strive to be efficient just for the sake of efficiency. Seek first to be authentic.

Avoid chasing what’s merely easy, for you’ll gain nothing from it. Immerse yourself instead in challenging and meaningful pursuits.

Notice the obvious but don’t dwell on it, don’t waste your time congratulating yourself for seeing it. Do the work, spend the time to discover what’s not so obvious.

Be driven by curiosity. But avoid spreading your attention so thinly that it becomes fleeting and superficial.

Do what must be done, create the value you’re able to create. And care not at all about what it looks like you’re doing or what others think and say about you.

Call forth the strength, do the work, abide in truth, in goodness, in authenticity. Live a life that’s real, with substance, fulfillment and deep, sustaining value, today, tomorrow, and always.

— Ralph Marston

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