From an article in the Atlantic by Arthur C. Brooks, April 9, 2020 Equation 1: Subjective Well-being = Genes + Circumstances + Habits Equation 2: Habits = Faith + Family + Friends + Work Equation 3: Satisfaction = What you have ÷ What you want
"No, we don’t need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live.”
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible."
Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickenson
“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm - I’ve heard it in the chillest land - And on the strangest Sea - Yet - never - in Extremity, It asked a crumb - of me. Personal note: Emily Dickenson wrote with a particular cadence, and you can sing her poems to the melody of the "Gilligan's Island" theme song.
“As we stand here tonight, there are thousands of nuclear missiles pointing right at us, and if we were to get an attack, we would have 30 minutes, 30 minutes, before we were hit. There is no shelter. This is the warmonger’s hoax. There is no shelter. It’s all a lie." ~ Tulsi Gabbard
If a man objects to truths that are all too evident, it is no easy task finding arguments that will change his mind. This is proof neither of his own strength nor of his teacher’s weakness. When someone caught in an argument hardens to stone, there is just no more reasoning with them. ~ Epictetus - Discourses I, 5.1