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4 weeks ago

Was discussing this with my students at Uni yesterday: clients' idea that "if only [blah blah], then I'll be happy".

It's the greatest fallacy in all the universe, I think.

'Here' is where it all happens. 'There' is a recipe for misery...

I used to say: "good things are just around the corner!" That sounds optimistic, but guess where the good things went when I came around the corner?

No more.

#Here #Now
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Was discussing this with my students at Uni yesterday: clients idea that if only [blah blah], then Ill be happy.

Its the greatest fallacy in all the universe, I think. 

Here is where it all happens. There is a recipe for misery...

I used to say: good things are just around the corner! That sounds optimistic, but guess where the good things went when I came around the corner? 

No more. 

#Here #Now
4 weeks ago

Utterly useless behaviours, really.

#insignificant
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Utterly useless behaviours, really.

#Insignificant

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and the milky way is one of over 2,000,000,000,000 galaxies where no other life has been detected. I do realise you are referring to the phycology and our insignificance, and not the unimaginable scale of the cosmos. Both amaze me. Us humans should never have evolved, especially into our current behaviors.

I've got a love heptagon going on Marc de Bruin

#Accurate 
#Kaching
2 months ago

At first I thought: "what a cool statement." Gratitude is a great thing, and being "in the moment" is definitely something we need to do more.

And then I went: "this could easily be toxic positivity; I'm not sure if this actually is very respectful towards many."

I know plenty of people who are not healthy, are not enjoying the moment, and can't wait to be in another place and time than today's day and time....

A little bit over 20 years ago, I'd just given away my law career; wasn't doing the best physically, and sat in an existential crisis the likes I'd never seen before.

Even though it was cathartic, I don't want to do that little number again. Thank you 🙂

Today, more than 20 years later, is infinitely better than the "past.
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At first I thought: what a cool statement. Gratitude is a great thing, and being in the moment is definitely something we need to do more.

And then I went: this could easily be toxic positivity; Im not sure if this actually is very respectful towards many.

I know plenty of people who are not healthy, are not enjoying the moment, and cant wait to be in another place and time than todays day and time....

A little bit over 20 years ago, Id just given away my law career; wasnt doing the best physically, and sat in an existential crisis the likes Id never seen before.

Even though it was cathartic, I dont want to do that little number again. Thank you :-)

Today, more than 20 years later, is infinitely better than the past.

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You are absolutely right Marc de Bruin I do not want to revisit this period in my life. Serious health issues, virtual homelessness and no positive changes to be seen in the foreseeable future. So Mr Rich Webster's statement, which I am sure he composed with all good intentions is not relevant to us all. Great post Marc 🙂

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