Anyone can become angry. That’s easy. But to be angry at the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose and the right way that’s not within everybody’s power and that’s not easy.
—Aristotle in The Nicomachean Ethics, when articulating his Principle of Moderation
When we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe.
To get to know about lions, you’ve got to live with them for a while.
RON OXLEY, Animal trainer to TIPPI HEDREN
from the article, Living with Neil the Lion
just because it happened doesn’t make it interesting.
Dani Shapiro in her article A Memoir is not a status update
as an experiment: do 5 kind things. You can decide to do one kind thing a day, or five kind things in one day, and note how you feel: about yourself, about the world…
Hint: seems that people who do 5 kind things in one day tend to feel better for longer overall than people who do one kind thing a day