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You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
-- Joan Baez


Monday, August 29, 2022

Go deep

Dwell on a thing of substance. Spend more than a few seconds, more than a few minutes, in meaningful focus.

Pick a place where you can dive deeply into some specific aspect of life, and see how deep you can go. Find out how long you can stay there.

Do you seek meaningful connections to life, to reality, to your own nature, to the lives of others? Then you must invest time and effort in those connections.

If you flitter endlessly from this new thing to the next new thing, what does that accomplish? It fills you with content but empties you of context, of purpose, of meaning.

It’s great to discover new places, meet new people, learn and experience new things. But if you immediately abandon them all in the hopes of getting more, what’s the point?

Embrace novelty, but not to such an extent that your life has no depth. Go deep, and make enduring connections with knowledge, with people, with experience, with what is real.

— Ralph Marston

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