I think you can boil down self improvement to four simple steps.

  1. Silence your mind.
  2. Move your body.
  3. Master your work.
  4. Be in the present.

Simple, but not easy.

Here we go again. Once more around the sun.

Resolutions are good. Goals are fine. But remember your Democritus. Boldness is the beginning of action. But fortune controls how it ends.” If things don’t go exactly as you hope, don’t stress. Just keep going. The older I get the more the cliche rings true. Life is the journey, not the destination.

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The Christians stole the winter solstice from the pagans, and capitalism stole it from the Christians. But no matter what, winter will always be my favorite. Happy Solstice!

At this point we all know we live in various media bubbles. In the US for example, Trump fans only see pro Trump messaging and Trump foes only see anti-Trump news. But I never really stopped to consider that this is only half of our media bubble.

The other half of what reaches us is the worst possible examples of opinions we do not agree with. Gun laws, climate change, freedoms of speech, it doesn’t matter. Wherever we land on them, we only see the worst examples of the opposite opinion. This of course just reinforces our prejudices and solidifies the feeling that clearly I am on the right side of things- just look how crazy the other side is!

The reality is more likely that most of us are somewhere in the middle. I think it would pay to keep that in mind as 2020 really heats up.