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There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
-- Oscar Levant
 

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Disciplined and sober

Is it really so urgent? Most of the time, no.

Is it really such a disaster? In the majority of cases, probably not.

Is it really so indispensable, so desirable, so necessary? Sometimes, but not always.

Your attention is easily captivated by whatever presents itself as dramatic and insistent. Yet your life is almost always better served by what’s reasonable, measured, disciplined and sober.

Enjoy the exciting moments and experiences. But don’t deny yourself the massive value found in what’s steady and ordinary.

Indulge in a little drama every now and then. Just be careful not to let it overwhelm all you do.

— Ralph Marston

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