If you want to be an expert negotiator — or even a savvy game theorist — you must master one thing. Patience.
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This Planter by Area Ware is a beauty. The design discretely integrates both a planter and saucer into one form. Lift out the bottom ring to reveal a hidden saucer.
“The opposite of spare time is, I guess, occupied time. In my case I still don’t know what spare time is because all my time is occupied. It always has been and it is now. It’s occupied by living.”
– Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin on “Spare Time,” What It Means to Be a Working Artist, and the Vital Difference Between Being Busy with Doing and Being Occupied with Living
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My friend Mark clearly had too much time on his hands on a rainy Sunday in November of 2013 when he assembled 718 of his favorite GIFs into one highly entertaining video. This is the BEST!
“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person–without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other.”
“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”
“Angst is easy. Doing anything, really doing anything, is harder. Nihilism offers nothing, and yes, I do realize that is its point.
This is a time for sharp edges. This is a time for ruthlessness. This is a time for taking sides. You cannot be neutral when you are under threat.
Do you think you are not under threat? Whose safety have you mortgaged for your own?”