Join the Attention Resistance

DAVID AND GOLIATH 2.0
Use your attention intentionally.

PRACTICE: DELETE SOCIAL MEDIA FROM YOUR PHONE
It actually forces you to approach them with more intention.

Practice: Use Social media like a professional
Like Jennifer, we need to use Twitter as a professional.
Do not surfing it endlessly, just check some accounts you need.

PRACTICE: EMBRACE SLOW MEDIA
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Chapter 1-4

Chapter 1

True justice is paying only once for each mistake. True injustice is paying more than once for each mistake.

The first agreement

Be impeccable with your word.
Self-rejection is the biggest sin.
You can live in heaven in the middle of thousands of people living in hell because you are immune to that hell.

The second agreement

Don’t take anything personally.
If you don’t take the emotional poison, it becomes even worse in the sender, but not in you.

The third

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Ancient Greece

Architecture and Architectural Sculpture

Doric and Ionic orders.
Doric formulated on the mainland; the Ionic was the order of choice in the Aegean Islans and coast of Asia Minor.
shaft is the vertical channels.

Basilica, Paestum
The columns of the Temple of Hera are swelling at the middle of the shafts.

Temple of Artemis, Corfu
The hideous Medusa and two panthers at the center of this early pediment served as temple gaurdians.
It’s a hard task for Greek sculptor.

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Reclaim Leisure

Leisure and the good life
As Aristotle’s lead, joyful activities is a “source of inward joy”. We can call them high-quality leisure.

The Bennett principle
(FI 2.0 movement is that if you can radically reduce your living expenses, you gain two advantages– you save money at a much faster pace and you don’t have to save as much to become independent.)
When you gain FI at a young age, you gain much leisure hours.

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Don’t Click “Like”

Practice: leave your phone at home
Having your phone is not a crisis.

Practice: Take long walks
Walking is better than sedentary. “If you’re wearing headphones, you are not really walking.”
But the hardest part of this practice is making the time.
Broaden your definition of “good weather”! You can get big rewards.

Practice: Write letter to yourself
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A Lopsided Arms Race

WE DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS
Smartphones changed our life, but they changed us drastically and no one predicted that.

TOBACCO FARMERS IN T-SHIRTS
Big tobacco companies emerged, and they are harming us more.
Internet addiction is also a big problem.
intermittent positive reinforcement: the unknown is always enticing. the drive for social approval

Spend time alone

Solitude Deprivation
We need to be free from input from other thoughts.
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Whether You Want It or Not…It’s Yours

THE TRUTH IS THAT YOU REALLY ARE IN CONTROL—IN TOTAL CONTROL. You are consciously or unconsciously choosing to be in that lousy job.

  1. Taking responsibility means never blaming anyone else for anything you are being, doing, having, or feeling.
  2. Taking responsibility means not blaming yourself.
  3. Taking responsibility means being aware of where and when you are NOT taking responsibility so that you can eventually change.
  4. Taking responsibility means handling the Chatterbox.
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From Pain to Power

Pain to power; Helplessness to choice; Depression to Energy; Paralysis to action;

It’s a power of love yourself, power of good love.

love and power go together.

pain+—–+——+power

I’m powerful and I am loved.

Action is very powerful!

Don’t be too serious! (Don’t be as my dad)

“I hope” is a pain. You are not a victim, you just need to say “I know”.

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