08 Mar 2021
Thank you, for
- This blog, even though I know I have a staggering 0% of readers right now, it’s still I privelege that I get to use my own name to write my own opinions down on the Internet. For free no less. And how creative I can be with it. I started with just doing image posts which I copied from jjjjound.com but I’ve started writing again and now I’m going to see where this goes. But ultimately I can do whatever I want which makes me feel good.
- Making gratitude lists. I don’t do it enough and this is a future reminder to myself to do them more often.
- My high school physics teacher. His last year before he left the school was my senior year and I hadn’t been in touch. But yesterday I sent him an email. He wrote me back.
- A cup of english breakfast which I make in my bedroom everymorning, using a little keurig one cup machine. Then a large pot of black tea in the afternoon. Brand doesn’t matter much to me.
- The Ksafe. (Kitchen Safe) For giving me a sense of control. I can stick my phone in there - which despite what I tell myself I pick up every unlock incessantly to check messages. When I put my phone in the box I feel the temptation lift from my shoulders. Same thing for Freedom, to disable the wifi on my mac.
- Books. They give me purpose. I like to find tiny habits that I can experiment with. From the Power Bible, what Beteet mentioned about listening to Jocko’s Discpline Field Manual is just my speed. Now every morning (most) I put it on Spotify, And I’ve also adapted by reading the same essays over and over from Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger. Practicing both makes me stronger.
- Solitude. I’ve acted on something that I didn’t understand for a long time. That’s the bad feeling I get when I leave a friends house, or after staying up late to go on backyard with friends. Although it’s “nice” to be around people, I can only stand anyone for so long, and ultimately I leave just feeling guilty for wasting my time. That’s the bad feeling I get in my gut. Don’t ignore those feelings. There’s a mind body connection, if you’d listen. I wish I hadsooner…
- Phone Calls. On the other hand, I hate eating alone. This is something I wasted most of high school and college doing. Calling my brother or best friend while eating lunch makes all the difference for me.
- Books Pt 2 which for large part, I read “self-improvement” but to what I’ve “improved” I haven’t the slightest idea (joke). I’ve improved. But I also am aware of how much I could still improve. Because of reading and books. Some books make me feel really stupid. Nassim Taleb, thank you for calling me out on my bt. Thank you to a bunch of other people and their books to.
- the bright side of COVID-19. Staying home for my internship which lets me do work with my feet up on the couch, and not have to stuff myself into a suit and tie to then stuff myself onto a sweaty commute. no thank you. If you have had a bad experience with COVID, sorry.