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.
– Affluence breeds impatience and impatience undermines well being. You don’t see many impatient poor people.
– What does the resistance to different stuff generated by our lizard brain feel like? First, unhappiness. We feel like hell. A low-grade misery pervades everything. We’re bored, we’re restless. Now, we live in a consumer culture acutely aware of this unhappiness and uses its profit-seeking artillery to exploit it, by selling us a product, a drug, a distraction.
– You can determine how your life plays out by deciding where you live.
– The quality of a society is more important than your place in that society. In other words, better to be a small fish in a clean pond than a big fish in a polluted lake.
– What upsets people is not things themselves, it’s their judgments about things. For example, take the insults from others. Treat them like the barks of a dog. When a dog barks, you make a mental note that the dog appears to dislike you, but you’d be a fool to get upset by it.