What is so wrong about striving for success?

Saw this tweet earlier https://twitter.com/simondlr/status/1007922223422767104 Hey… what is so wrong about striving for success? Pardon me for being a semantics geek. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/success success (noun): * the achieving of the results wanted or hoped for * the achieving of desired results, or someone or something that achieves positive results So, “success” is just “desirable outcome”. Of…

Seek Pain, Amplify Pleasure

I have been holding one question: what makes a good life? One of the conclusion I had was: “seek pain, amplify pleasure”. The idea behind it is life is better when you optimise for range. Aim to get the high highs and low lows. You feel more alive by having as many days as possible…

How are you doing?

(September 2019 at Ladies View, Ring of Kerry, Ireland) Summary of points in this post: Life is great right now but I feel guilty for feeling content. Questioned the idea of comfort zone. Are we really ever comfortable? Disillusioned: apparently I don’t enjoy the things I thought I’d love to do. I don’t want to…

The Shift

formulas, techniques, and howtos don’t work, but they help questions don’t answer, but they help experience don’t satisfy, but they help necessary but not sufficient of course I’m not talking about “how to properly defrost chicken in a microwave” or “how to boil perfect devilled eggs”. things that are predictable and mechanical to a large…

I Wish You

I wish you: the bliss of satisfying any earworm you have are surrounded by people who get your jokes have someone who says “me too!” at your confessions, and really listen get clarity over what your priorities are and own them with minimal second guessing have people who will call you out when you’re being…