Retrograde by James Blake
So show me why you’re strong
Ignore everybody else
We’re alone now
To Binge by Gorillaz featuring Little Dragon
I’m caught again in the mystery
You’re by my side, but are you still with me?
The answer’s somewhere deep in it
I’m sorry but you’re feeling it
But I just have to tell you that I
Love you so much these days
Have to tell you that I
Love you so much these days, it’s true
The Misconception: You procrastinate because you are lazy and can’t manage your time well.
The Truth: Procrastination is fueled by weakness in the face of impulse and a failure to think about thinking.
An interesting example:
If I were to offer you $50 now or $100 in a year, which would you take? Clearly, you’ll take the $50 now. After all, who knows what could happen in a year, right?
Okay, so what if I instead offered you $50 in five years or $100 in six years? Nothing has changed other than adding a delay, but now it feels just as natural to wait for the $100. After all, you already have to wait a long time. A being of pure logic would think, “more is more,” and pick the higher amount every time, but you aren’t a being of pure logic. Faced with two possible rewards, you are more likely to take the one which you can enjoy now over one you will enjoy later – even if the later reward is far greater.
My roommates and I used to watch this all the time. Really good showcase of new style, flexing, and hip-hop dance.
What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.
Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded…sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly.
Or, to look at it from the other end of the telescope: Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth?
Those who were kindest to you, I bet.
It’s a little facile, maybe, and certainly hard to implement, but I’d say, as a goal in life, you could do worse than: Try to be kinder.