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Alexander Kluge 🐣

„Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up.“ - Darth Vader, Philanthropist. hahaha 😂

You choose how you respond to undesired situations. You are not a
slave of your feelings.

(Great paraphrased advice from Ryan Holiday's "The Obstacle Is The Way")

The most simple way to write a book / Die einfachste Art, ein Buch zu schreiben:

1. Collect questions
2. Answer them
3. Collect the answers
4. Share them in a coherent context or tell them as a story

1. Sammle Fragen
2. Beantworte sie
3. Sammle die Antworten
4. Gib sie in einem zusammenhängenden Kontext wieder oder erzähle sie als Story

Publish the book / Veröffentliche das Buch.

The beautiful story of Stevie Wonder shows the importance of honest and sincere appreciation towards someone else's gift (rather than condemn the lack that person has). Stevie's teacher appreciated the fact "that nature had given Stevie what no one else in the room had [...] a remarkable pair of ears to compensate for his blind eyes."

‪"I will speak ill of no man [...] and speak all the good I know of everybody." (from How to Win Friends & Influence People)‬

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

„It is a development that further proves the words of French philosopher Guy Debord, who wrote that, if pre-capitalism was about ‘being’, and capitalism about ‘having’, in late-capitalism what matters is only ‘appearing’—appearing rich, happy, thoughtful, cool and cosmopolitan. It’s hard to open Instagram without being struck by the accuracy of his diagnosis.“

Du bist so etepetete. Schönes deutsches Wort, das es wohl aus dem 17. Jahrhundert bis heute geschafft hat.

The Buddhists say “no self, no problem” because “identity is just a convention that humans came up with so we can talk about it. The whole idea is a fiction.”

Out of nothing I made my first veggie „meat ball“. Mix 1 carrot, cucumber, aubergine, tomato, 3 eggs. Salt and pepper as you wish. When mixed put in breadcrumbs (Paniermehl) and fry suavesito on the pan. Cutting the veggies was the most time-consuming part.

@Gargron I added Mastodon as a project worth supporting to the Join Democracy Project website. You can see it here: :)

The issue I’m having with being employed is that someone tells you what is supposed to happen at which time.

Meaning: When there is a holiday in your country or city (i.e. not a work day), like it is tomorrow (31 October 2017) why can’t you just show up because you want to work on that particular thing? So, the lack of ownership and full responsibility for a thing is one of my main concerns with being employed.

Stoicism? „The principle that emotional and physical self-control leads to inner peace and strength, allowing one to live a happier life.“

I’m a twice-daily reader of „The Daily Stoic“ (the same page every morning + evening) and I can’t recommend it enough.

Got three new kids in town that want to be tested: (fast browser), (note-taking tool) and ("Evernote for creatives").

It’s often a good idea to re-read things, pieces like @shawnblanc’s „Show Up Every Day“ manifesto on diligence

Got my mum her first laptop: The Odys Winbook 13. It looks ridiculously similar to a MacBook Air.

If you use the here's the location of the notes on your Mac:


Oh, and I did I mention that I listed (by @aral + Lara Kalbag) as the first democratic project to support? :)