I don’t know about you, but every time I reach one of my goals I am simultaneously upbeat and also nervous because now I don’t have one.
I was always a rebel and probably could have got much further had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I’m happier with that.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Many of us can make more money. None of us can make more time — the latter should be treated with the respect it deserves.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
‘Kindness’ covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.
I wrote these comments in 2004. What hit me next was the person I was writing this to, and eventually I made my way home. My only regret is that I waited so long to do it.
I am now thirty. I have a little more grey and I feel a little more adult. I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress, especially in the last six months, and yet I still feel like I have a long way to go. You only know how bad you are at something when you start to get better at it.
How did the hipster burn his mouth? He started eating pizza before it was cool.
In Dick Tracy, the future was one where our phones were integrated into our wristwatches. Now, our watches are kept on our phones.