21 April 2013

Rules for living (part 1)

(image from here)
Beware of all enterprises that requires new clothes. (Thoreau) And especially: Don't ever buy clothes on vacation.

If you have your best ideas in the bath, take writing materials into the bath with you.

"Ten rules of thumb"  formulated by Wendell Castle:
1. If you are in love with an idea, you are no judge of its beauty or value.
2. It is difficult to see the whole picture when you are inside the frame.
3. After learning the tricks of the trade, don't think you know the trade.
4. We see and apprehend what we already know.
5. The dog that stays on the porch will find no bones.
6. Never state a problem to yourself in the terms it was brought to you.
7. If it's offbeat or surprising then it's probably useful.
8. If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it.
9. Don't get too serious.
10.  If you hit the bullseye every time, then the target is probably too near

"If you're depressed, you're living in the past. If you're anxious, you're living in the future. If you're at peace, you're living in the present." -Lao Tzu  

Simplify, simplify, simplify. (7 ways to do so are here.) Indeed, “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” -Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry

1 comment:

The Idaho Beauty said...

These are great! Can't wait for the next installment...