I am going to give you some advice for writing for humans. Writing to humans as a human.
Say what you mean. Just say it. Rewrite sentences that aren't dead-simple and easy to follow. It's very unlikely that you need to write complex and meandering thoughts all jumbled up into one sentence. So don't do it. Break it down, make it pop. And don't beat around the bush. If you want to write something, then write it.... Read More
Some people call it "Fuck You" money. Some people call it Financial Freedom. I call it taking control of your life. Many well-paid people in the U.S. have forfeited their lives. They don't control how they live, but their income source and spending control do. If you make good money -- middle class levels or even less, really -- but you're afraid to lose your job, then you have lost control of your life. If you don't think you can pay your bills next month with no income, you are no longer your own master.... Read More
A large source of anger can come from plans and when they go wrong. You probably find yourself getting upset if you are interrupted at work or home, wishing you could get time to focus on one thing without being pulled away. The thing that frustrates you is not really the cause of interruption (e.g. a person or phone call), it's the fact that you are forced to change what you are doing. A change of your plan, without warning, can be really annoying. But there is a secret weapon that will keep you from getting angry: letting go of your plan... Read More
One day a man walked to the bus stop and stood waiting for the next bus. He noticed a painter to his left. The painter had his easel set up next to a newspaper stand and was working furiously on a painting of the intersection. The painting was intricate, with delicate lines. It was a beautiful vision of the intersection. ... Read More
What are you afraid of? I'm going to say 99% of what you scares you is either out of your control or something really not to be feared. I'll focus on the latter, since there's not much we can do with the uncontrollable. If you stop and think, it's easy to see why your fears are laughable and not really something to fear. Not laughable in the sense that they are silly, but laughable in that you shouldn't have them at all.
The problem is that, with all that fear strapped on your back, you'll never get anything done. If your always afraid of what someone thinks of you, or that things won't work out, or that you will mess something -- if these things are on your mind a lot -- then your life is on lock down.... Read More