How To Live -27 conflicting answers and one weird conclusion - Derek Sivers - Don't Die- 4 Insights
1. Don't try to be more right. Just be less wrong.
Don't try to be kind. Just be less hateful.
Don't try to use honey. Just use less vinegar.
Don't try to smile more. Just frown less.
Don't try to look for the things you like in others. Just look for the things you dislike - less.
Don't try to edify your best friend. Just find fewer ways to tear him down.
2. Most people die of cancer and heart disease. So yes, avoid that.
People with warm hearts live longer. I don't know if the statement is true or not but I do know there are no adverse side effects.
Cancer resides in the mind and is projected on the body. Rid yourself of hate, fear, jealousy, guilt, and anger.
3. More than anything we want a lack of negatives.
There is joy in what most would label as mundane. The judgments you hold about yourself and others hide them from your awareness.
If you see a negative world, it's a world of your own choosing.
4. Most of being happy in life is just letting go of grievances.
Have you noticed that most people are very adept at turning what starts out as a mole into a mountain? They make far too much out of minor issues.
There's no need to make the simple, complex. Be kind. Be nice. Be helpful. Be loving. Live longer.