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17:20 Oct 31 2020
Times Read: 109


Bleeding Heart- Jimi Hendrix


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pink floyd

17:04 Oct 31 2020
Times Read: 113


Breath


another brick in the wall


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16:46 Oct 31 2020
Times Read: 114


SEAN CONNERY DEAD AT 90...


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16:54 Oct 28 2020
Times Read: 140


There are lots of things you can pay people to do for you. You can pay them to mow your lawn or do your taxes. You can pay them to drive you from one place to another and you can pay them to sell things for you. But the one thing you cannot pay people to do for you is think.

No one can “reflect” on your behalf. No one can think about the big picture for you.

Paul Graham has a great essay on the difference between “making” and “managing.” This is another good distinction. You can pay people to manage. You can’t pay them to “make” whatever it is that you make. You can’t pay them to have your ideas for you. Only you can do that.

The Stoics said over and over again that we don’t control what happens, that we only control how we respond. They said that we had to use our obstacles as fuel, and make good out of every situation we find ourselves in.

So how do you make good out of an indefinite quarantine? Well one easy way is to use this time to think. Take Seneca in his exiles as your inspiration. Or Musonius and Epictetus in theirs. How did they spend it? Writing. Reading. They were thinking and planning. They came out wiser, with a clearer sense of what was important in their lives.

Your employees are not going to come up with your business’ five year plan for you—only you can do that. Your publisher is not going to write your book for you. Your sales assistant isn’t going to come up with your next great sales strategy. They’re not going to invest in relationships for you. They’re not going to help you find inspiration to keep going.

You have to do that. And today is a great day to do that. Now is a time to make. To think. To reflect. To do what only you can do. To cultivate that stillness—because stillness is the key to insights and creativity and all the things you’re going to need to dig yourself out of this hole.

None of this is ideal, you wouldn’t have chosen this. But you can choose for this to be the best thing that ever happened to you. You can choose for this to be the most productive period of your life. ...the Daily Stoic


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19:58 Oct 22 2020
Times Read: 159


Canned Heat Refried Boogie


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18:53 Oct 22 2020
Times Read: 160


Part of Life (Live)


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Music of Floyd

17:31 Oct 17 2020
Times Read: 178


Raise my Rent



Marooned




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00:40 Oct 07 2020
Times Read: 190


Eurasian Soul Riders


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19:27 Oct 06 2020
Times Read: 195


Ball and Chain


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19:12 Oct 06 2020
Times Read: 199


Bones


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18:57 Oct 06 2020
Times Read: 201


ASTEROID


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18:18 Oct 02 2020
Times Read: 224


Endless Dream Conjure One


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Morrigon
Morrigon
23:31 Oct 02 2020

Wow I haven't heard this in ages!





 

18:05 Oct 02 2020
Times Read: 229


Bliss wish you were here


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17:47 Oct 02 2020
Times Read: 232


Beautiful Danger


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17:35 Oct 02 2020
Times Read: 236


Gravity of Love Enigma


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17:28 Oct 02 2020
Times Read: 239


Conjure One Sleep


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