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Notes to myself is a little experiment.

In the Information Age, there is a deluge of life advice, some of it life changing, most of it outright obnoxious. I don’t want to add to the noise. Instead, I want to collect the insights that truly resonate with me. Consider this the digital version of the several pieces of scribbled notes I have written to myself — things I had meant to remember but soon lost track of.

Through this little experiment, which is mostly inspired by my own desperate need to save my sanity in a world that seems exceedingly out of control, I hope to focus on just one thing, every day. It is also inspired by Seneca’s letters to Lucilius, which Ryan Holiday talks about in 25 Things I’ve Learned From a Decade of Podcasts.

Here’s your lesson for the day, Seneca says. Here’s your one thing.

There is nothing new I offer, but I can promise it to be succinct and honest.

Not the feel-good-for-five-seconds-only-to-feel-like-a-deflated-balloon kind of motivation. No fluff, No pretense. No bullshit.

Just words that resonated with me, and I hope will resonate with you too.

And if that resonates with you, feel free to stick around.

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Recovering Nihilist

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