February 12, 2023

Issue #9

Good morning friends!

Shall we get right into it…

Quote of the day:

It’s not the end of the world until it’s the end of the world, but by then it won’t matter anyways.

- Unknown

Reply back to this email if you know the Author.

A Musing, Aphorism, and Heuristic (or something like that)…

i) You can be richer right now by wanting less…

Being rich is relative.

You can be rich in different things…

Money, friends, food…

But, no matter what it is you can be richer right now by wanting less.

And bonus - needing less.

ii) With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? - Oscar Wilde

Enough said really.

It’s a great quote to remember the beauty of life.

To be able to find joy in the simple things you come across daily.

That’s the way to the good life.

iii) The root of suffering is desire…

This comes from the school of Buddhism.

Happiness comes not with wanting more, but with wanting what you have.

There will always be more…

So if your joy comes from getting things, fulfillment will always be out of grasp.

Here’s a great quote from Naval Ravikant on what desire is:

“Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.”

Cocktail Time: Communication tip; And the occasional joke; And fact

Communication tip:

People like to know you are listening to them.

Here are a few ways to show them you are:

i) Make a Cue

Nod your head.

Say words like “Yes” and “Okay” and “Interesting”

ii) Mirroring

You’ve likely heard of this technique before.

If not it's repeating back the last few words or the main idea of what the other person said.

Don’t overdo this as it becomes disingenuous fast.

iii) Meaningful Questions

This is the best tip.

Ask questions you actually care to hear the answer to.

It’s hard to act as if you care if, you don’t.

The point isn’t to act at all…

The point is to guide the conversation to be interesting for both parties.

One Actionable Tip to Improve your Life Today:

Put aside 5-10 minutes.

Grab a pen and paper.

Blabber all your thoughts onto the page until the time is up (continue if you want).

It doesn’t need structure or to make sense

Your first sentence can literally be:

‘Some dude on the internet told me to do this so I’m going to write whatever random thoughts come to my mind for the next 5 minutes…’

A Few Resources:

i) Check out Mark Sisson’s blog Mark’s Daily Apple, he is a legend in the primal health world.

ii) If you’re wondering how I post these newsletters/blogs check out Beehiiv.


I have a confession before you go.

This is actually a recycle of Feb 9, 2023.

When I first wrote this issue , I posted it without ever editing it.

Also, this is the main thing…no one viewed it.

But I enjoyed the reflections from this post so I thought I would share them again.

Thanks for reading friends!

I hope was able to give you something of value this morning.

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I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

- Morning Musing