[#2] Find what doesn’t work well. Stop doing that.
[#3] See rule 1.
Life and work are neither luck nor circumstance – just states of mind, states of being. For example, water is still water whether solid, liquid or gas. Use and function change, but still water.
Humans can be awake, asleep, or consciously curious. Or completely oblivious. At work, play, love or breakfast – taking on different forms, just like water. Still human. So which is the better way to use water, to have water, to experience water?
We need all three. We must have all three. Would the argument not hold then that, like water, we need humans in all their forms as well?
Tougher question, but I think one we ought to try answering …
Do we need despots, crooks and abusive power mongers as much as musicians, factory works and doctors?
Are these forms humanity – and all ‘good quality folk’, just a different form?
How then should we run our lives, organize our thoughts, choose which birds/people we want to flock with? We use internal rules to guide us. Not every person is ‘to our taste’. That alone doesn’t define if they are good or bad or justifiable – it just means they are different.
If all else fails you, and you can’t decide things, if you encounter people you cannot define or tolerate – then see Rule #3.
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