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lil  ·  257 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Polly: ‘Why Am I So Lazy?’

    interrogate THE STORIES WE TELL ABOUT OURSELVES.

Polly's got some good stuff here. Younger hubskiers who feel a little self-doubt should read this. It's not really about being lazy or not. It's about what it means -- on your own terms -- to be an adult.




galen  ·  255 days ago  ·  link  ·  

veen  ·  255 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Can't believe that that is almost 6 years old now. I still think it's great.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  255 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"There is no need to sharpen my pencils anymore. My pencils are sharp enough. Even the dull ones will make a mark. Warts and all[. Let's start this shit up]" [emphasis mine]

Quote Book material. Fine words.

Thanks for sharing it.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  256 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The part you quoted is big for Mark Manson, as well: 9 Subtle Lies We All Tell Ourselves, for example.

There's also David Cain of Raptitude: You Aren’t In the Crowd, You Are the Crowd.

lil  ·  256 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I am a fan of Mark Manson. It was here on hubski that I discovered "Life is a Video Game--Here Are the Cheat Codes."

FirebrandRoaring  ·  256 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hearing you say you're a fan of his makes my interest for his writing feel less awkward inside.

lil  ·  256 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I liked what he wrote in the video game/cheat codes article about how often we respond to problems with distractions rather than solutions.

    Solutions move us towards the next Level. Distractions keep us on the same Level.
This helped me understand people around me who didn't seem to be addressing the real problem of -- let's just call it, their broken self ... Manson addresses these things.