Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, illustrations excerpted from her book “How To Be Interesting.”
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As another year approaches, people over the World welcomes the new start; a “reset” that apparently is present in our lives much like a video game. At the stroke of midnight January 1st, all the the things we have done in the past year, flashback. These things cover acts of which we try to justify as “doing things right”, but not necessarily “doing the right thing.” Those moments range from: what we ate; exclusive places we are at; pride for the home team and disgust for our rival’s; venting out people we don’t like or irked us; or debating politics (’nuff said); etc. But one common thing rings through, it isn’t about where we were; what exquisite meal we have consumed; what color-label we are getting wasted on; etc.—its who we are sharing those moments with.
So as the clock ticks to one of the most sought after events of the year, I wish you clarity. Clarity in choosing to do the right things; to grow stronger & wiser; to flourish with truth in your heart; and to share this contagious positive energy with those that you hold dear close, as well as will meet throughout this journey.
I was fortunate enough to attend the first-ever “Platform Talks” with jeffstaple1 here in Manila. For those that couldn’t attend, here’s a quickstrike of highlights throughout this “ordinary” Tuesday, October 30th afternoon…
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life. Perfect your life. Beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.