No. 515 – March 12, 2023
Timeless ideas and insights for life.
In a world of AI writing on demand, a case for the need to write:
“Writing is the process by which you realize that you do not understand what you are talking about. Importantly, writing is also the process by which you figure it out.”
“Life feels simpler when we tell ourselves there is a single truth and everything else is a deviation from that truth–an error, a lie, an ‘untruth’. It’s disturbing to imagine that we can shape reality simply by choosing a different truth. The very idea of competing truths feels slippery, disingenuous, conniving.”
— Hector Macdonald in Truth
My incredible conversation with Jim Dethmer on improving your relationships and living more purposefully. If you desire to live with a renewed sense of integrity and feel more alive, this episode is for you.
“A sure way for me to blunt my aliveness, my day-to-day experience of my vitality, is to live in victimhood, blame the weather, blame the traffic. What I notice is, if I stop blaming and I choose to move the locus of control back over here, and I choose to have agency, to be responsible for my experience, not the external world, but to be responsible for my experience, there’s a surge of energy that comes back in the body.”
— Listen or read the (professionally hand-edited) transcript.
Doing your best isn’t about the result. It’s about the preparation. It’s about the position you find yourself in before you do whatever you are doing.
When you put yourself in the proper position, the result takes care of itself.
The average person who puts themselves in a great position beats the genius who finds themselves in a poor position.
The unexpected battle between Gucci and L.V.M.H.
“With so many egos involved, it took most of the following week to arrange a time and a place. Arnault wanted to keep things informal in hopes of wooing De Sole, but the Gucci chief, growing angrier by the day, had no intention of being romanced. “I asked him to dinner,” Arnault recalls, “and he asked me to Morgan Stanley.”
P.S. What happens when Dads get together, and no one supervises?