Brian Johnson – Philosopher Notes

Source: Brian Johnson – Philosopher Notes

Laughing Matters
“To be intuitive, we must cultivate our sense of humor and look for reasons to laugh everywhere. We become so self-absorbed and serious when it comes to our problems and melodramas that we disconnect from our deeper sense of who we are as beautiful souls—we withdraw from life instead of enjoying it. Laughter brings us back to ourselves and back to life.”
“This week, laugh a lot. Look for the humor in things: Sing in the shower, create shampoo sculptures with your hair in the bathtub, make funny faces while brushing your teeth, read humorous books, rent comedies, go to a karaoke club with a friend and join in, call your best pal from grade school and reminisce, goof around with your kids, and play with your dog. In other words, get over your seriousness and let your hair down! Fake it if you have to, but do a good job of it. Don’t worry if you look foolish—the more foolish you are, the more enlightened you’ll feel.”
– Sonia Choquette from Trust Your Vibes
“Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy” by comedian Louis CK

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Two choices: I’ll give you $3 million in cash today (bam!) or, I’ll give you a penny and double it every day for 31 days. Which would you prefer?
Let’s say you take the $3 million now and your friend opts for the doubling penny.
If you take that $3 million today, you look pretty smart on Day 1 when your friend gets a penny. You also look pretty smart on Day 5 when your friend gets 16 cents. And on Day 10 when he gets $5.12. (He may be feeling a little lame at that point wondering what he did.) 20 days later and your friend is only up to $5,243. You’re feeling pretty good.
Then the magic of the compound effect kicks in. Fast forward to Day 31. Your friend gets $10,737,418.24 to your $3 million.
As Darren says, “Very few things are as amazingly impressive as the “magic” of compounding pennies. Amazingly, this “force” is equally powerful in every area of your life.”

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