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Oversimplification

If you want to be happy, remove the things in your life that make you unhappy.

See? Life is easy. So simple. Bunch of hippy nonsense.

Now take one thing and go through the mental exercise of how you could remove it from your life. If it’s contingent on something else then how would you remove that something else? Keep going until you have the basic root of the issue.

Perhaps you won’t be able to remove everything but maybe you can find one thing. And one thing that brings more happiness is a pretty good start.

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I keep a notebook next to my bed. In my studio I have a notebook and a computer and a chalkboard wall. There’s a notebook in the living room. In my bag there’s a notebook and an iPad. When I leave the house I usually have my phone with me. At work I have a notepad and a computer at one desk and the other desk has a computer and notepads and post-it notes and sits in a print production room that is filled with various printers and paper stocks.

What was it that I wanted to write down?

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Nationalism

noun: na·tion·al·ism \ ˈnash-nə-ˌli-zəm , ˈna-shə-nə-ˌli-zəm \

loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially : a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.

Nationalsim isn’t Patriotism

Keep kneeling because the Sea Spangled Banner also includes the line “No refuge could save the hireling and slave” but no one ever sings that part.

Debate for your Second Amendment rights from a point of knowledge and understanding of why it was added second.

Don’t base your immigration policy beliefs on the color of skin.

Love your country for its totality and not just the ideology of the small part you inhabit.

Happy Birthday America – I forgot to bake you a cake.

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Being your best…

… starts from the bottom up

My first time. My wife picked the color.

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I Know What Day It Is

One of my greatest pet peeves is when people answer how they are with what day of the week it is.

“How are you?”

“Well, it’s Monday.”

I find this emotionally lazy. It’s not the day that’s the problem. You don’t hate Monday’s when you’re on vacation. It’s more about that fact that you had to wake up early after two days of sleeping in and commute to a job that you don’t love and then commute back home. And somehow you’ll manage to convince yourself that what you’re feeling will decrease by 20% each day so that by the time you reach the end of the week that “We’ll, it’s Friday” will mean something positive.

I believe in the power of negative thinking. If you keep telling yourself that Monday’s suck then they will. You will always have that negative connotation but you’re not addressing the reason for it.

I really didn’t want to get out of bed at 5:00 am this morning. I prefer not wearing dress shoes the majority of the time. I would rather be outdoors than sitting in an office. But I think today is going to be a pretty good one.

Or I could be wrong and it’ll suck.

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Starry Eyed

One of my dogs needed to go out this morning at 4:00 a.m. which is usually a time of night that I prefer to be sleeping but being that she has no opposable thumbs to open the door herself I was required to take her.

As I’m standing on the deck waiting for her I look up at the night sky which is something I’ve enjoyed since I was a kid and noticed a planet brightly lit just to the left of the moon. Not knowing exactly what I was looking at I grabbed my iPad and opened the Sky Guide app and voila – it was Mars.

Sky Guide is a fantastic app that I most definitely recommend if you enjoy looking at the stars and periodically want to know which ones you’re looking at. It’ll also tell you all about what you’re seeing and give notification for astronomical events.

The only downside is it may only be available for iOS and not Android.

Fifth Star Labs

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