We can make life much easier if we only pay attention to the current moment. Maybe.
More than two hundred years ago, a Frenchman warned America about the dangers of inequality, but as a famous American writer pointed out, we learn nothing.
America has always prided itself on its anti-intellectualism, even having a Know Nothing political party in the 1850’s.
We want to be happy so we focus on doing things ourselves, yet we are happier when we focus on others.
With July 4 upon us, it might be interesting to think about which type of American you are (if you are American of course). This comic is based on a great article by George Packer, How America Fractured into Four Parts. Well worth reading.
Do you get overwhelmed with long lists of ways to improve your life? If so, Cat World is here to help you.
Successful people often think their success is solely due to their efforts and abilities, and deny that luck might have played a role. The cats have talked about this before in their posts on Meritocracy and The Myth of Meritocracy. If you find this topic interesting, see Toby Morris’ brilliant comic On a Plate.
Paying attention is one of the best things we can do in life.
It’s so easy to put off doing things we are afraid to do.
Some people think that writers must have a deep void in their lives that they are desperate to fill.