Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain.  
Although my neighbors are all barbarians, there are still two cups at my table.
~ Wu-men

Zen Wisdom

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. 
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.
~ Wu-men

Me too!

I'm sorry.  I'm so sorry!
I try not to cry until you're asleep.

~ Lisa Simpson to Homer

Applications for this abound!

How to have an argument about something that's not proven:

  1. Present your case on an issue without raising your voice or calling people names
  2. Agree to disagree
  3. Agree that if the other person turns out to be right you will congratulate them
  4. Bond as humans
~ Adam Dietch

Some things never change...

Every Disaster Movie begins with a scientist being ignored.

~ Niel deGrasse Tyson  

Alas, the existential paradox

Financial freedom simply creates space for something else. 
If there is no something else the freedom doesn’t matter.
Your job is to figure out what it is.

~ the Happy Philosopher

Three Equations for a Happy Life

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