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Alexander Kluge 🐣

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My permanent todo list

- [ ] Survive
- [ ] Experiment

Meine permanente Todo-Liste:

- [ ] Überleben
- [ ] Experimentieren

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Death is a fact and a matter of time.

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When you dumped your worries, fears and negative emotions down the toilet and grew a new branch out of your old tree.

This is not happiness. It’s featherness - not feeling any weight or baggage only worry-free.

Clap your hands because you achieved to be present.

The Tyranny of Everyday Things - by @aral Balkan (at Openfest Bulgaria)

He's connecting (improvising) well the content of his presentation with the projector not working and still makes it worth your while.

"to get smarter, you need to get surprised, think in new ways, and deeply understand different perspectives."

What is writing? Putting images and emotions into the reader’s head.

Was ist Schreiben? Bilder und Emotionen in den Kopf des Lesers setzen.

You know you were totally zoomed in when after it's done you wonder how you did what you just did. I had that when I wrote the landing page of my book (PARADISE: yesterday and when I had practiced voicing a script some time ago. It's a bit of a miracle for me but I like the immersion of being in the moment a lot.

But what if you decided to keep your cool and not be angry at all? All the aggregated anger would not exist and at the end of your day, you would say: „A lot of unfavorable little things happened but at least I didn’t give them more attention than I should have. So, what’s for dinner tonight?“

Control how you react and then continue unimpressed.

That’s the practical path to happiness.

So, these little situations can be part of your day. Sometimes they don’t happen at all but sometimes they occur altogether.

If you decide to be angry then that’s how you want to design your day. Every angry situation makes you even angrier and at the end of the day you say: „WHAT A SHITTY DAY!“ Happiness and you are no buddies at all then.

Then it’s fair to say: Don’t get upset about the little accidents. Three examples:

1. Your plane is late? Swallow it.

2. You bumped your head against the table when you picked up a piece of paper? Rub your head and continue working.

3. You missed the bus and now you’ll be late for an important meeting? Call him/her and say you’ll be late - there’s no need to be angry because does anger help you get the bus back or make you be on time?


So, happiness is all mystical, magical and intangible. It’s super relative and individual what you understand as happiness. So, there’s no THE HAPPINESS.

But let’s be logical, rational and a little bit mathematical.

Do you believe that if little pieces aggregate to something bigger that this bigger thing can have a bigger impact than the little pieces on their own?

Yes? Ok.

If you're unsure whether you're a manager type of person or a more of a maker, I recommend you give this a read: - see also the quote I highlighted in the screenshot

Personally, I knew before that I tend to be more a maker person. The article confirmed my feeling with a solid explanation. It's good to know what kind of person you are :P

🧝‍♀️ Harmony ✅ checklist

🤔 Think it.
👄 Say it.
🏃‍♂️ Do it.


Think: I want to travel Africa.
Say: I’ll start with visiting Madagascar.
Do: Go to Madagascar (in September 2018 I’ll be there)

The harmony checklist is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s saying: „Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.“

Correction. It needs to be: "As with writing I'm reading a text..."

When I write, I think - as Haruki Murakami says. When I speak, I'm free of thoughts - I speak without thinking. Interesting it becomes when doing voiceover work because: As with writing I'm writing a text, so I'm thinking. On the other hand, I speaking out loud the text that is right in front me. So, am I not thinking anymore?

Wenn ich schreibe, denke ich - so wie Haruki Murakami es besagt. Wenn ich spreche, bin ich ohne Gedanken - ich spreche, ohne zu denken. Interessant ist es dann, wenn ich Voiceover-Arbeit machen, denn: Wie beim Schreiben, lese ich Text, also denke ich. Andererseits spreche ich den Text, der vor mir liegt. Also denke ich nicht?

# Consuming is like being in marshland, you drown.

If there's something like "productive" (you're producing) then there should be something like "consumptive" (you're consuming). Actually, consuming sounds like the German "Sumpf" which means "swamp". That's what consumption actually is: The more you consume the more you drown, just like you're drowning the more time you spend in marshland.