10 Things I Learned The Day I Liked Back

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Today, I interacted with the community, as much as I could. For each person that came to one of my posts and liked or interacted in some way, I went to visit theirs and interacted back.

Here’s what I got from the journey:

  1. A great quote from Hemingway

“The first draft of anything is shit.”

(that’s my first draft)

Editing is almost as hard as meditating in my book. It requires a tremendous amount of self-awareness. I recently heard that Michel Onfray, a French philosopher, writes his pieces in one color and then take another to comment and edit. It helps him take a different perspective. Might be worth giving it a try. What do you think?

2. Acts of kindness are energizing

Absolutely! I can confirm. Not only are they energizing, but they also inspire you to do the same. I recently received a dick pic, and it made me start a gratitude chain.

3. I finally found Waldo

Who would have guessed he was hiding on Zoewiezoe’s fabulous blog? Why fabulous?           
1. The posts are always very well crafted.          
2. The texts are often inspiring.                              
3. She has a great sense of humor.

4. We can all be heroes

Every one of us can. It nicely segues with point number 2. It’s inspiring to see so many bloggers trying to motivate us to be altruistic.

5. Nigeria’s most notorious armed robber was called Anini

Which made me realized all the armed robbers I know are from movies or books, not from real life. Might be a good thing!

6. It’s good to get dirty sometimes

As a champion muddy-puddle jumper in my youth, I can only agree with that one. Even more, than jumping in the puddles, I miss helping my grandfather mowing the lawn; that was a fantastic way to get dirty.

7. 11 book recommendations from a Billionaire I had never heard of

I accidentally learned that Mark Cuban is famous for his naked billionaire dance. I wish I hadn’t (sharing is caring). When it comes to the 11 books, I’ve seen the Principles from Dalio mentioned several times around recently, so might be worth a try?

8. Some people use Star Wars instead of Lorem Ipsum Dolor

That’s super cool! Here’s an extract:

Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now.

9. Questions, lots of them!

I have my first resolution for 2021, answering one of these questions each day. Maybe it’s time to start journaling? Or that could be a nice “mirror project” for the blog? In any case, these 500+ questions of the day are a great source of inspiration.

10. In an ideal world, they’d be no fools

It reminded me of this quote: The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubt, while the stupid people are full of confidence.

In an ideal world, we would all be foolish, and like Steve Jobs’ crazy ones, we would change the world.

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