I appreciated his thoughts, and realized afterwards that he is the author of “The Architecture of Happiness”, a book I enjoyed reading recently.
I’m going to follow this guy. Thanks, Keri.
Beautiful, witty, and just what I needed to hear. Thanks for sharing.
It is so hard to align our values with our actions, because we think we are free, but so many things out of our control are like prisons. Just to realize that is the first step in the process of breaking our chains. I think it’s the work of a lifetime.
I love the message of framing our conception of success or failure in the context of a haphazard and unjust reality. However, I remain befuddled at the suggestion of making sure one’s concept of success be self-defined and owned. If we are entrenched in circumstances largely formed by the haphazard and unjust reality, reflecting on a misguided but deeply programmed life-approach to see if it meets our personal metric of success, prompts deep regret and sadness at a life that could have been, values that could have been prioritized, different choices one could have made. The morass of regret and challenge of escaping entrenchment makes the closing suggestion of “own your definition of success” another heartbreaking reminder of failure.