They’re from print or are things I’ve overheard. Each one stands alone and they aren’t in any order of importance. I feel that without attributions, each pointer is more impactful and useful. Because they ring true, they don’t need a known name for validation, plus I’ve often modified the wording to make it more clear to me.
– Why is self-discipline worth possessing? Because people possessing it have the ability to determine what they do with their life. Those lacking self-discipline will have the path they take through life determined by someone or something else.
– Memory is like velcro. Your brain hosts loops. The more hooks an idea has, the better it will cling to memory.
– The bitterness of low quality stays with you, but the sweetness of a low price dissipates fast.
– The simple act of staying still is part of what makes meditation training effective. You’re learning not to automatically follow every single impulse that arises.
– “In general, people can be trusted.” People who agree with this are happier than those who don’t. Trusting your neighbors is especially important. Simply knowing them can make a real difference in your quality of life. Of all factors affecting the crime rate for a given area, the one that made the biggest difference wasn’t the number of police patrols or anything like that but, rather, how many people you know within a fifteen-minute walk of your house.