#356: Be a nobody

‘It means that you accept that the difference isn’t in what you want, but in what you are willing to suffer for […] it’s about knowing that in spite of all of that, the fruits of your labor may still not amount to anything.’

Zat Rana (2017)

Read the full article here by Zat Rana: The purpose of life is to be a nobody

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#356: Be a nobody

#350: what’s valuable

There was a point in time today, after lunch with my dance batch mates, when I had this epiphany. It happened while we sat in a circle on the floor of the cinema in the mall, half of us backs against the wall, against the poster of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Amidst the separate small conversations happening among the eleven of us, laughter, and laughter lines, I realised that it’s moments like these that are the most valuable things in life: the time spent with friends.

#350: what’s valuable

#346: Walter Mitty

Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.’

Sean O’ Connell

Sometimes I don’t (take a photograph). If I like a moment, for me, personally, I don’t like to have the distraction of the camera. I just want to stay in it.’

Sean O’Connell

To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of LIFE.’

Walter Mitty

Always heartening to watch The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Love the landscapes and nature shown in the film, and the songs curated for the film.

#346: Walter Mitty

#331: Social Facilitation

‘Thousands of people line up to simultaneously run in a circle around streets, and thousands more come out to cheer them on. Yet when we do it, we feel this incredible surge of excitement and energy. Why?’

Charlie Harary

What I Learned While Running a Half-Marathon | TIME

Just that portion’s social facilitation (you do better on simple tasks and worse on complex task in the presence of others, when your performance can be evaluated). The rest of Harary’s sharing is about life.

Read the full article here: What I Learned While Running a Half-Marathon

#331: Social Facilitation

#279: above all the noise, listen to This

I want to push myself to do better. To try harder. To fix whatever’s broken and to rise up to the challenge of living.

You’re allowed to be in the processing of figuring it out.

None of us are 100% satisfied with every last part of our lives and suggesting that we ought to be is ludicrous. The desire to do better, be better, change our lives for the better is what keeps us moving forward. And that means that we’re going to have days when we’re a little unhappy with where we’re at. Those days are important. They matter. They’re a part of the process that makes us into better versions of ourselves.

Read the full article here: “For The Days When You Don’t Feel Like Enough” by Heidi Priebe on Thought Catalog

#279: above all the noise, listen to This