Tidying Up

“Does this spark joy?’ If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it.

Marie Kondo

On the surface, Marie Kondo is a petite Japanese lady with an unhealthy obsession for tidying. If you’ve read her books or watched her Netflix show, you know she’s fixated on finding things to keep instead of scrounging for things to throw out.

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The Meaning of Life

Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.

Joseph Campbell

All around me, I see objects. As do you. We can interact with these objects using all of our senses. This object is smooth to the touch. This one smells like citrus. That one looks shiny. These taste sweet and those objects are noisy. These are simply physical properties of objects. These objects don’t matter until we assign them meaning.

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Energy Expenditure

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.

Rainer Maria Rilke

This is a continuation of my previous post, Conservation of Energy. It seems facetious and obvious for me to state that you should spend your time on things that bring you more energy and avoid things that don’t. I’d like to explore this concept with you in more detail.

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