The benefits of doing things you get no transactional benefit from.
You stop relying on the validation and approval of others.
Few people would see Bernie Goetz as a folk hero or vigilante today.
Even if it only makes a slight or marginal difference.
A reflection on frequent lapses in judgment.
Be a facilitator in someone else’s story instead of a hero in your own.
When you fall short of your ideals.
And simply bottling everything in is not the answer.
Is obsessing over performance a part of upbringing, or is it innate?
There’s usually just one little thing that could make your day a little better.
I’m starting to see my impulsivity as a strength.
Divorcing someone’s actions and beliefs from their actual character.
The contradiction between what I believe versus what I internalize.
In a very appearance-focused world, sometimes off-putting virtue signaling is necessary.
Have a system — no one is a mind reader.
Timing your bowel movements.