I saw a quote by poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. He said, “It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.”
I had to read it twice. A simple meal. A simple conversation. A simple walk by the water. A simple nod of understanding.
But why must we make everything so difficult, complicated, and worry-ridden? Continue reading
Tim Ferriss was chatting with Tim Urban, writer of Wait, But Why. When explaining how we got here and what will happen next, Tim Urban said if we think of history as a 700-page book, “So, 140,000 years, every page in this book that you’re holding is 200 years in human history. So, Page 1 through 650 of that book, hunter gathers. If you’re an alien reading this book to understand what happened on this planet, you are bored. This is really boring. Page 650, 10,000 years ago, you have the agriculture revolution. Wait. So, suddenly, people are coming together and forming cities. They’re starting to actually form larger civilizations. They have a collective intelligence that’s starting to form. They can compare notes. They can kind of create the knowledge tower that is bigger than any one of them. Continue reading