Jan 17Liked by 3musesmerge

George Carlin: “Why do doctors leave the room while you change??? They’re going to see you naked anyway.” 😁

“We can’t control the weather, but we can choose to brave it.” Or make soup. Soup is good, too. 😊

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Jan 17Liked by 3musesmerge

“Headlines” immediately prompted my brain (that thing I carry around in my skull) to conjure up “Furrowed brow.” Reflexive furrowing not required...

Then of course you offered up a learning experience for me: James Clear. I don’t get out much you know. 😬 You’d be correct to guess I’m awaiting Thursday’s 3:2:1 email.

As I read the question he posed I thought of folks who act on inspiration (spirit within) or impulse or in response to someone stepping on their bare foot. I know some from that school of thought, but not classifying you as such.

If we’re wired more toward impulsive behavior, Mr. Clear’s approach could seem mechanistic, tedious. To me he seems more to be saying, “Roll up your sleeves, work on a sound plan, and get started.” He does presume said person has sufficient analytical and deductive brain power to proceed that way. I sense that approach doesn’t lend itself to the students now using AI bots to write their reports and term papers...

Tal must have been watching BBC. “They tell you what they’re going to tell you; they tell you; then they tell you what they told you,” said a friend, Paul Peacock. Thank goodness Urania read and understood James Clear! 😁

Enjoy your walk in the rain!

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Jan 17·edited Jan 17Liked by 3musesmerge

I decided to put the James Clear quote on a 3x5 card. It took seven lines and the full card. In the process, I had to chunk the phrases in order to copy it exactly and fit it on the card. There's many nuggets in there and the one that stood out to me "story I can tell myself". It leaves room for each individual. There are stories that we can agree with intellectually but are unable to tell ourselves.

In my mind, I add "about what is happening [now]". "Happening" does mean presently though I think the emphasis is needed, at least for me.

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