“The highest form of wealth is the ability to wake up every morning and say, ‘I can do whatever I want today.'” @morganhousel
Velocity is not equivalent to speed; the two are sometimes confused. Velocity is speed plus vector: how fast something gets somewhere. An object that moves two steps forward and then two steps back has moved at a certain speed but shows no velocity. The addition of the vector, that critical distinction, is what we should consider in practical life..
Sick in bed and (oh well) getting a chance to reread some books, courtesy of libby. Some books need to be re-read over and over again:
Consolations of Philosophy
Mostly a half-arse reader. I don’t read from cover to cover or even bother with books at all. I just go to goodreads, get to the juicy quotes and consider it done. Here are some from Silvia Hartmann.
“It is the hardest thing of all, the one thing that will show if you have the one true courage. To know that you have failed, that your best efforts have been defeated, to not be able to stand it, to not be able to go on and yet to go on nonetheless.”
“One should not confuse creativity with whining.”
But I might be looking for yet another quote.
for the character in Alice in Wonderland who said, “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.”
“If you say I can’t,” said Crews, “I have to find out if I can’t. I won’t take your word for it.”
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
“The point is to wake up, not to earn a Ph.D. In waking up.”
― Jed McKenna