Why Casey Neistat is the only Youtuber I ever watched?
He was the only reason I started watching YouTube and the only reason I quit.
𝕀 𝕔𝕒𝕞𝕖, 𝕀 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕖𝕕, 𝕀 𝕢𝕦𝕚𝕥:
In life you have two options: You can do your own thing and stand out, or you can do what you’re supposed to do and what everyone else does and you can fit in. There’s nothing wrong with fitting in, but you’re fitting in to cultural or societal norms, that are created by other people. Now in some cases these norms are great, but in others they don’t make sense. All these norms, these rules were created by someone, just like you or someone just like me. I don’t know who created these norms. Chances are they weren’t any smarter than you or me. And if I’m not a fan of the way things are, I just do my own thing. Because I trust myself, and I trust my perspective more sort of than that of other people.
There's also so much more he can say:
The entire journey, entire week is ahead of you. You have everything to look forward to. (…) Also, I hate Fridays.
I thrive on the constant stress that is having more things that I need to do, than I have time to do them. (…) I never want free time. Free time is the enemy of progress.
On being mean
It’s a lot easier to be mean, than it is to be nice. Mean people on top of being jerks, are also lazy and they’re uninventive. Being nice takes work. That’s why I really like people that are really nice.
As a guiding principle, life shrinks and life expands in direct proportion to your willingness to assume risk. (…) Life is like this super temporary, mega fragile thing. (…) My rule is that the right time is always right now.
I ℕ𝔼𝕍𝔼ℝ depressed over things, even being handicapped. However, after I recovered my body, my mind was a little hurt. This is the book, which reminded me of simple truth: we're spiritual beings in a physical world.
Holy Here Wholy You: Discovering Your Authentic Self
Author: Kim Lincoln
G ~ Grow confidence.
R ~ Raise consciousness.
A ~ Actualize your destiny.
T ~ Trust the truth within you.
I ~ Integrate and embody wholeness.
T ~ Turn toward oneness wherever you are.
U ~ Understand the nature of duality and unity.
D ~ Develop compassion for yourself and all others.
E ~ Empower new choices for being authentically you.
Love is our birthright. To align in truth allows us to actualize the essential love that we are blessed with innately. Dare to Be all you can Be!
Narcissistic people. They tend to have similar grievances - how well they did in the past and how unfairly people tended to treat them. It seems to be contradictory - if they did so well, how come people were able to treat them badly? But it can be explained in how the narcissistic personality functions. Narcissists honestly believe that they are superior, but this fantasy is constantly disrupted by reality. They keep swinging between the imaginary self and negative feedback they receive from the other people - and they keep defending the imaginary self by attacking others. "Fantasy self" forms as a coping mechanism for narcissists, hoping to prevent some childhood trauma from happening again. But until a productive therapy helps narcissist to reassess the past, he or she will keep repeating:
- you are not paying enough attention to me!
- you do not respect me!
- you set too many rules!
- this relationship is too confining!
- you are not being honest with me!
Photo: nile from Pixabay
I’ve been backward running for about two weeks now and can honestly say it’s the best thing I’ve discovered.
What is backward running?
Backward running is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a fun and interesting way to keep fit while turning heads in your area. Backward running exercises a different range of muscles in your legs and also your upper body, as you’ll need to twist to see the direction in which you’re running.
The key is to twist your body one side and then the other to work your laterals.
Speed will come. When you start, don’t expect to be able to go at full pace right away. But by about the seventh or eighth run you should be able to go almost as fast as you would forwards.
With more and more people backwards running, pretty soon we can push for it to be included as an international athletic event