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.
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.… ...➔➔➔
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. We need solitude to thrive and make important… ...➔➔➔
Bilbo met a Gollum. Gollum lived on a slimy island in the dark lake. Gollum can eat goblins, but he also likes riddle. What have I got in my pocket? This riddle is not fair for Gollum. Bilbo got a ring! It’s Gollum’s birthday present! Bilbo Baggins, he is a thief! Now the ring made Bilbo invisible. He escaped the cave from goblins!