Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable...– The ‘Busy’ Trap - NYTimes.com
Almost everyone I know is busy. They feel anxious and guilty when they aren’t...– The ‘Busy’ Trap - NYTimes.com
Every party’s got a winner and a loser, I’m jumping out of the game...– Erlend Oye - Every Party Has A Winner And A Loser Lyrics
There are two types of artists; those who were born with a natural, innate gift...– anonymous art school teacher
There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for...– Twitter / alaindebotton: There is no such thing as
If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If...– The Story Of The Storytellers - The Gospel Of Thomas | From Jesus To Christ | FRONTLINE | PBS (via Scott Berkun)
My suggestion is that whenever you have to choose, always choose the unknown,...– Osho (via fuckyeahexistentialism) exactly what I need to hear.
Grief causes you to leave yourself. You step outside your narrow little pelt....– Philip K Dick on loss and grief
the further we distance ourselves from our animalism, the greater that void, the...– Happiness 101: Sex, Blood, and Art | Naughty Nomad
Just as McDonald’s learned to serve fresh salad, they say, so too will Internet...– NYT: Going Online to Check In, Not
Technology, in the words of Clay Shirky, a theorist of digital life at New York...– NYT: Going Online to Check In, Not
Where the Fast Web is built around real-timedness, the Slow Web is built around...– The Slow Web – Jack Cheng
(via The Re-Imagination Of Everything: I’m Pissed That The Future’s Not Here Fast Enough | TechCrunch)
Most people approach their work in one of three ways: as a job, a career, or a...– Jonathan Haidt in The Happiness Hypothesis Job / Career / Calling - Sokanu: The Blog
If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The...– ~Sent ts’an, c. 700 C. E. The Buddhist Blog: The Truth.
(via Jan Chipchase on our mobile phones | Video on TED.com) mobile phones are about survival
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be...– Irene Au: Goodbye Google, Hello World!
At Stanford another computer science professor, Daphne Koller, was finding...– How Would You Like A Graduate Degree For $100? - Forbes That’s genius
The idea of a degree is that you spend a fixed time right after high school to...– How Would You Like A Graduate Degree For $100? - Forbes
We never fully unlearn our mistaken intuitions about the world. We just learn to...– Studying the Brain Can Help Us Understand Our Unscientific Beliefs : The New Yorker
No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to...– Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (via naomijade)
dictionaryofobscuresorrows: n. a relationship or friendship that you can’t get out of your head, which you thought had faded long ago but is still somehow alive and unfinished, like an abandoned campsite whose smoldering embers still have the power to start a forest fire.
Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism,...– Twitter / alaindebotton: Feeling lost, crazy and de