Chapter 1-4

Chapter 1

True justice is paying only once for each mistake. True injustice is paying more than once for each mistake.

The first agreement

Be impeccable with your word.
Self-rejection is the biggest sin.
You can live in heaven in the middle of thousands of people living in hell because you are immune to that hell.

The second agreement

Don’t take anything personally.
If you don’t take the emotional poison, it becomes even worse in the sender, but not in you.

The third

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Ancient Greece

Architecture and Architectural Sculpture

Doric and Ionic orders.
Doric formulated on the mainland; the Ionic was the order of choice in the Aegean Islans and coast of Asia Minor.
shaft is the vertical channels.

Basilica, Paestum
The columns of the Temple of Hera are swelling at the middle of the shafts.

Temple of Artemis, Corfu
The hideous Medusa and two panthers at the center of this early pediment served as temple gaurdians.
It’s a hard task for Greek sculptor.

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Reclaim Leisure

Leisure and the good life
As Aristotle’s lead, joyful activities is a “source of inward joy”. We can call them high-quality leisure.

The Bennett principle
(FI 2.0 movement is that if you can radically reduce your living expenses, you gain two advantages– you save money at a much faster pace and you don’t have to save as much to become independent.)
When you gain FI at a young age, you gain much leisure hours.

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Don’t Click “Like”

Practice: leave your phone at home
Having your phone is not a crisis.

Practice: Take long walks
Walking is better than sedentary. “If you’re wearing headphones, you are not really walking.”
But the hardest part of this practice is making the time.
Broaden your definition of “good weather”! You can get big rewards.

Practice: Write letter to yourself
It”s a simple and easy practice to to deploy, but it’s also inscredibly effective....➔➔➔

A Lopsided Arms Race

WE DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS
Smartphones changed our life, but they changed us drastically and no one predicted that.

TOBACCO FARMERS IN T-SHIRTS
Big tobacco companies emerged, and they are harming us more.
Internet addiction is also a big problem.
intermittent positive reinforcement: the unknown is always enticing. the drive for social approval

Spend time alone

Solitude Deprivation
We need to be free from input from other thoughts.
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Whether You Want It or Not…It’s Yours

THE TRUTH IS THAT YOU REALLY ARE IN CONTROL—IN TOTAL CONTROL. You are consciously or unconsciously choosing to be in that lousy job.

  1. Taking responsibility means never blaming anyone else for anything you are being, doing, having, or feeling.
  2. Taking responsibility means not blaming yourself.
  3. Taking responsibility means being aware of where and when you are NOT taking responsibility so that you can eventually change.
  4. Taking responsibility means handling the Chatterbox.
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From Pain to Power

Pain to power; Helplessness to choice; Depression to Energy; Paralysis to action;

It’s a power of love yourself, power of good love.

love and power go together.

pain+—–+——+power

I’m powerful and I am loved.

Action is very powerful!

Don’t be too serious! (Don’t be as my dad)

“I hope” is a pain. You are not a victim, you just need to say “I know”.

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Music in high school

说实在话,现在网上的流行歌曲越来越“刺激”,什么生僻字、芒种,还有绿色,只是堆砌辞藻一点内涵都没有,00后和90后的差别应该已经很大了吧。

再次听到了许嵩的《半城烟沙》,回忆起了初中时光。
许嵩是我初中时期的喜欢的网络歌手。08年前后那个时期流行“网络歌手”这个词,许嵩应该算是网络歌手里面最出色的吧,歌写得好、词也写得很棒。
那时,这算是当时流行的网络歌曲了。
那时,我会打开音乐软件,为下载了他的歌曲而高兴半天。感受年轻学生所谓的与众不同。
这算是最早的“流行”吧。

不知道什么时候开始,当时跟风听许嵩歌的人说“都已经听不下去了”,“听腻了”。好像再唱许嵩的歌,就是什么落伍的事情。
后来我已经不再关注什么歌曲流行了。
一下子十年就过去了,生活越来越浮躁,我想问,那些说许嵩歌“落伍”的同学们,你们在哪里呢?还会跟着00后哼歌吗?
同学说,许嵩是一个低调的人。
是啊,相比起当时“网络歌手”的他来说,他已经更加低调了,但还是有人默默喜欢他的音乐。… ...➔➔➔

Chapter 5 Energy 埶篇第五

我之正使敵視之為奇我之奇使敵視之為正正亦為奇奇亦為正.

凡戰者, 以正合, 以奇勝。
In order to secure victory, indirect methods are also important.

戰勢不過奇正, 奇正之變, 不勝窮也。
There are unending series maneuvers derived from 奇 and 正. In a war, we can use so many ways. Why just always think about 正?
It’s hard for me to use Zheng, but Qi is also useful.

勢如擴弯, 節如發機。
In this sentence, 勢 equals energy. Release your energy as soon as possible when a war begins.

任勢者, 其戰人也, 如轉木石。木石之性, 安則靜, 危 則動, 方則止, 圓則行。
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