Tag Archives: personal

Foolish Questions

4 Feb

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Bruce Lee

Disempowered Perception

20 Jan

Culture replaces authentic feeling with words. As an example of this, imagine an infant lying in its cradle, and the window is open, and into the room comes something, marvelous, mysterious, glittering, shedding light of many colors, movement, sound, a transformative hierophany of integrated perception and the child is enthralled and then the mother comes into the room and she says to the child, "that's a bird, baby, that's a bird," instantly the complex wave of the angel peacock iridescent transformative mystery is collapsed, into the word. All mystery is gone, the child learns this is a bird, this is a bird, and by the time we're five or six years old all the mystery of reality has been carefully tiled over with words. This is a bird, this is a house, this is the sky, and we seal ourselves in within a linguistic shell of disempowered perception. What the psychedelics do is they burst apart this cultural envelope of confinement and return us to the legacy and birthright of the organism.
Terence McKenna

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Don’t Listen To Them

5 Dec

The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you're not good enough. On occasion, some may be correct. But do not do their work for them. Seek any job; ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don't take it personally when they say "no" — they may not be smart enough to say "yes."
Keith Olberman

Your Second Quarter

29 Oct

Life is lived in four quarters. Twenty-five years each. 0 to 25 years of age is your first quarter, 25 to 50 years old is your second, 50 to 75 is your third, and 75 to 100 is your fourth. Don't forget. Most people don't make it to the fourth quarter. And your body starts to fall apart in the third quarter. So make the most of your second quarter. Don't waste it.
Mitsuru "Mits" Kataoka

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Self Confidence

12 Oct

You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.
David Foster Wallace

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Winning An Argument

29 Sep

Stamina is not a skill one should employ when trying to win an argument.
Kyle Tezak


23 Sep

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a person's growth without destroying his roots.
Frank A. Clark


30 Jul

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.


28 May

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Maya Angelou

Your Work

19 Jan

Creation is a deeply personal and rewarding activity, which means that your Work should also be deeply personal and rewarding. If it’s not, then something is amiss.
Ben Pieratt