Welcome to my desolate little corner of the internet. It is said that all good things must come to an end, but this also means that at some point they have a beginning. That is what this first post is.
Maybe I should back-up a few steps and tell you the point of all this anyways. Many people I know are living life somewhere on a happiness scale between mild satisfaction and outright misery. I was there. I realized I needed to change and figure out how to live life better. I spent years looking for answers. My biggest frustration was sifting through oceans of information to find a few cups of wisdom. And when I did find that wisdom it was sometimes so wrapped up in dogmatic belief or complexity it became either unappealing or difficult to implement. The heart of this blog is distilling my ideas for living life as awesomely as possible and giving them to you…maybe with a few fun distractions along the way.
It will be an intersection of philosophy, psychiatry, economics and self-help. There will be big picture ideas and specific tactics. It will allow for deep thinking but simple action…in other words awesome! In a world of endless distraction and ‘life hacks’ I will aim to keep things focused and actionable, but I am human. I will make mistakes so bear with me.
The truth is I have thought about writing this blog for some time now but there has always been a reason not to start. I’m too busy with work. I’m not a good enough writer. No one will read this and the internet will laugh at me…blah, blah, blah. Maybe some of you reading this have a similar voice inside your head. I hate that I listen to this voice but I can’t help it sometimes. Everything it says makes sense in a perverse way. Of course the voice in my head always promised I would get started soon. Just read a few more books. Wait until the work schedule is more manageable. Wait until you are better.
The truth is this: That voice in your head is always coming up with excuses not to get started. It doesn’t like change. It doesn’t want more work. It doesn’t really care about your happiness, only your survival. Well, there is much more to life than just survival. Life is about purpose, meaning and joy.
Life will pass you by if you wait for things to be perfect.
So here it is – an imperfect beginning. Let’s get started. Take the red pill, unplug from the matrix and lets follow this rabbit hole to wherever it goes.