Attending TED always makes me feel like I’m drowning in ideas and information. It can take months of thinking and reviewing my notes to identify what I actually learned. I’m in early days right now of that thinking, but here’s a few quick hits:
- Maybe paranoia and a tendency toward conspiracy theories is actually just overactive pattern recognition?
- Active patience is about doing the right thing in the moment even as your work toward the big change. Active patience has a better sound to it than “halfway decent interim solution.”
- Happiness is a byproduct of focusing on other things. Trying to focus on happiness as a goal is like choosing good weather as a goal. You get good weather by moving somewhere the weather is good, not by spending your energy on meteorology.