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How to Grow Old: Bertrand Russell on What Makes a Fulfilling Life – Brain Pickings
Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river — small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being.
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july 2018 by bekishore
Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living – Brain Pickings
The 7 Lessons: Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind. Do nothing out of guilt, or for prestige, status, money or approval alone. Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. Build pockets of stillness into your life. Maya Angelou famously said, ‘When people tell you who they are, believe them’. But even more importantly, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them. Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. As Annie Dillard memorably put it, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Debbie Millman captures our modern predicament beautifully: “Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.”
brainpickings  7  seven  things  years  learned  birthday  happy  reading  writing  living  lessons  life  lesson  list  2017-04-15  2017-04-16  2017-04-17 
april 2017 by bekishore
How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition – Brain Pickings
“The confidence people have in their beliefs is not a measure of the quality of evidence but of the coherence of the story that the mind has managed to construct.”
minds  mind  mislead  quality  confidence  belief  measure  evidence  coherence  story  construct  brainpickings  kahneman  tversky  2017-04-15  2017-04-16  2017-04-17 
april 2017 by bekishore

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