Gaming Your Practices

One of the ways to change your habits – whether to remove or add them – is to┬átrick yourself into doing it by connecting it to some other abstract ritual. It feeds into our natural human tendency for pattern recognition – for example, the famous self-help guru Jerry Seinfeld recommends “chaining”, which is simply to …

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The Virtue of Love

A friend of mine has been diving into the world of Franklin’s Virtues with some really great deep thoughts. It’s been inspiring similar reflections in myself, though I don’t quite share his desire to lead a virtuous life. “Love” is often quoted as a virtue in a lot of lists, but it’s one of those …

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