Say what? You lost me on that one.
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Why even bother if you're better or worse? It's about time and the fact that it is limited. You can make great use of your time.You can also make mediocre use of your time, or anything in-between. It's a personal task to define what great is; I don't see how but, perhaps, for some watching TV and eating pizza is a great use of their time. Then it's a matter of personal duty and respect to pursue actions that make great use of your time.
I think the mentality is to rest so that you're refreshed and ready to go back, not so that you can be comfortable and inactive.
Thanks for the good read Tynan. In much the same way it's said Cortez sunk his ships when he arrived in Mexico. His troops' only choice was to give it all in the battlefield.
Thanks for the great post Tynan.
You mentioned "most states of being are transient and require effort." What about thinking of them as processes instead of states? This way you eliminate the thought "when I do X, I'll be Y," and instead realize that when X is finished you still have to keep doing your work.
Our mind is really good at making up stories. Sometimes it's specially good at making up stories about ourselves. It's good it doesn't keep you from your work.
As Montaigne said, "this is my habit; as for you, do as you think best." It's hard to not judge people by your standards. And very easy to forget. Thank you for the kind reminder.
"It's not because I hate them or think poorly of them-- it's actually because I believe that they're capable of much more and would have better lives if they made the effort."Tynan, I wonder if you have come across the idea of arete. I think it may resonate with you, and possibly provide inspiration for a good post.
Tynan, I had a similar problem with weight gain. I solved the problem by eating a shit ton. I kept my diet of healthy foods, but just upped the calories tremendously (3K/day, then played with it to accelerate/slow weight gain). Perhaps the same solution may work for you.