#Balance

You will die bankrupt if you live a life of sacrifice thinking you’re depositing into some kind of karmic bank.  Balance selflessness and selfishness. Always balance. 

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The Value of A Life

Is the suicide of a 65 year old less tragic than that of a 25 year old? If so, you’re implying time is the unit of measurement for life, and the loss of someone with 45 years left is worse than someone with 15. (Figures are for example).  But what if the 25 year old is an alcoholic abuser, spending his 45 years hurting others, and the 65 year old is a recently retired union worker who now, finally, has the time to volunteer at eco cleanups and churches and hospitals? 

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At Least He’s On a Beach

The diner was crowded and noisy and hot, and smelled like burgers and bacon and coffee and spaghetti. Maybe some fish. The customers looked excited and the waitresses looked bored. Big glass windows framed heavy traffic on 2nd Ave., compressing and stretching like a worm. New York in August was a lot like Mexico in August, but without all the sandy beaches and sexy tourists and frosty drinks, and more humidity and sewage and traffic. But it was Thursday evening, so things werenโ€™t all bad. That golden hour between clocking out from work and before the Yankees started playing, and […]

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#Procrastination

Better to make some progress than none.ย You can’t edit what you haven’t written.ย Better to waste time attempting, rather than waste time worrying. Always best to keep moving; worry about where you’re going later. You can’t get there if you don’t get up.

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#Mortality

How can anyone be oblivious to their own mortality? In fifteen years I’ll be 70. While 70 isn’t THAT old, it’s pretty far from young. And while fifteen years isn’t short, it isn’t that long.  Ironic, tho, that age and experience is a prerequisite for being able to see temporal distances. Like skiing in a dense fog – by the time you see the tree, it’s too late. 

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