The Matrix

April 11, 2018

The downside of going out and doing everything

Here’s what I need to promise myself to do going forward from today and that is to re-engage with the world in a different way. Instead of trying to see it with new eyes, see it instead through older, wiser eyes. I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday. She’s a young twenty-something (not…

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September 7, 2016

It’s helpful for all of us to feel a bit special

“As a specimen, yes, I’m intimidating!…As you see, I’ve got biceps to spare!…I’m especially good at expectorating!…And every last inch of me’s covered in hair.” – Gaston, Beauty and the Beast Me, me, me – me too. I’m trying to figure out where on the continuum between healthy ego to pathological grandiosity I sit. I’ve…

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August 31, 2016

Deeply possess your mind and other rules for improving your knowledge

So a billion years ago I set out on a mission to be the best version of myself by pursuing what the Greeks called arete which loosely translates to excellence in all things. Broadly speaking it’s being excellent in all the ways a person can be excellent mentally, physically, intellectually, spiritually and practically. I have…

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