This Sunday’s Aphorism

I explain what aphorisms are in the introduction to the post just below this one on my “Post Index.” To see that post, click “My Previously-Posted Aphorisms” at the bottom of this one under “Related.”

Each Sunday, when I upload a new aphorism, I move the previous Sunday’s to the end of the aphorisms in that other post. This will keep them in chronological order, and at times they might even seem to grow out of the ones above.

At other times, however, I will simply be adding a thought that occurred to me during the week. And those thoughts might well repeat or even contradict previous thoughts.

But to reiterate what I say at the top of “My Previously-Posted Aphorisms,” When I work on these aphorisms each morning, I am simply thinking out loud with a 3B pencil and a Moleskine notebook to try to understand what I think about various topics.

I’m toying with that ubiquitous question, “How do I know what I think until I read what I’ve written?”

Please note, though, that these are my thoughts and are meant mainly for me.

I most certainly do not offer them as some kind of generalizable truth.

And finally, a suggestion. Some of the ideas in these Sunday aphorisms might make more sense if you read the previously-posted ones first, starting with “Our Unconscious Self,” 2019 August 09.

More recent aphorisms often build on concepts that were discussed earlier.

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Greener Grass

2022 May 22

Maybe there’s no grass at all on the other side of that fence you’re looking at, let alone greener grass.

And maybe the people on the other side of that fence would dearly love to have just a little bit of the grass on your side of the fence. 

Maybe there’s no greater peace or happiness on the other side of today, either.

So don’t rush to get there.

Don’t wish away your next ten minutes, which, in hindsight, might well have held everything you wanted, if you’d only paid attention. 

Never forget, as I’ve said before —

Distracted driving is bad. 

But distracted living is worse. Much, much worse. 

And focusing on the future is the greatest distraction of all. 

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