As with “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, the general sentiment of doing one thing everyday that scares you is a good one. But it’s worth defining what “scare” means.
It’s one of my favourite quotes from Tyler Durden in Fight Club. We know it’s true. But just like a drug we find it hard to stop.
Translated from a latin proverb around 200 BCE, as sayings go, “Fortune favours the brave” is one of the most popular in human history.
Life is full of fake people; you, me and everyone else. Not only is life full of fake people, the world is faker than it’s ever been before.
The more you experience something the less appealing it becomes. It just becomes normal. I’ve never flown in a private jet before but if it was a regular occurrence then over time it wouldn’t be particularly interesting.
What I like about the quote “We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated by purpose” is that it tells us what to do.
The saying “ignorance is bliss” originated in 1768 from the English poet Thomas Gray. The meaning was never to say that being stupid makes you happier, but instead, less information is blissful.
Jim Morrison said “Whoever controls the media controls the mind”. That’s Putin and Xi in Russia and China. While in the West it’s big business.
Some people are so poor all they have is money is a quote attributed to Patrick Meagher as well as Bob Marley. It’s certainly the kind of thing Marley would have said.
“Comparison is the thief of joy” is a quote from Theodore Roosevelt. According to social comparison theory we measure ourselves by comparing ourselves to others.