Work

Do work

Hustle

Rest

Repeat

Somewhere within the cycle you need to find passion

If you don’t, then the chain to the cycle will eventually break

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Passing

I sat in on an Econ class last semester and sat next to someone who passed away in December

Today I woke up to my friend texting me that school was cancelled because it was a snow day

I was ecstastic because I hadn’t studied for my micro theory test and woke up early to do so. Instead I got that text from my friend

And then I checked my email and saw that a senior from the CLAS had passed away. A senior. She was just a few months from graduation.

I don’t know these people.

I don’t know most people.

I don’t know what it feels like to be close to someone.

I don’t know what it feels like to have someone you love leave.

There are over 10,000 people that walk on this Villanova campus.

There are over 7 billion on this planet.

We are all connected by the same fate. Just the thought that we will all die one day should be enough to let us love one another.

Religion

I think we all have a religion

Atheists believe in something

Christians believe in something

Buddhists believe in something

Religion isn’t necessarily only attributed to God

Religion to me is more of a lifestyle

A philosophy

Way of living life in respect to the Creator

Whether we worship or not, we need to accept that we have a dependence on our universe

Relegate

Don’t relegate your teachers to only people who look like teachers

Don’t relegate creativity to things you believe are traditionally creative

Don’t relegate beauty to aesthetics

And don’t relegate life to externalities

Swinging

I look at content creation in the same way that I look at baseball.
 
I’ve never played baseball but the general concept of hitting is quite intuitive to me.
 
You get 3 strikes in total. You swing at the throws you think you can hit. If the pitcher throws a “ball” which means the throw is bad, then you don’t get a strike if you don’t swing (which is why players need to be strategic in when to swing)
 
But the thing about content creation is that you get unlimited strikes.
 
So even if you swing, and you miss, it’s okay.
 
And sometimes it’s best to not swing, be patient, and wait for the right throw to get a homerun.
 
I go through phases of content creation where I am wildly swinging, and sometimes I am more methodic about when to swing.
 
I think both aproaches are fine, because it helps me better understand the cross between quality vs. quantitiy.
 

Stop being negative

Jeff Bezos donated $2 billion to charity last year.

And somehow the keyboard warriors of the internet love to point out the bad.

“It’s for tax purposes…”

Even if it were for tax purposes, does it really matter? Either way he is parting away with money. Those same people saying that Bezos only donates money to avoid taxes are the same people who want a tax deduction. Inherently no one wants to pay taxes… so dumb

“$2 billion is such a small % of his $136 billion. It’s the relative % that matters, not nominal”

Albeit they didn’t use the words relative % and nominal, because most keyboard warriors are seemingly illiterate, it’s this arguement that is so dumb to me. Yes, someone who gives 50% of what they have is considered more generous. That’s a fact. It’s relative. But in the REAL WORLD, no one cares. $2 billion is always going to be better than 50% of $200. You can’t bash Bezos for donating a smaller % of his wealth when the nominal donation FAR exceeds anyone else’s contribution. And Bezos isn’t done… who’s to say he won’t leave most of it to charity when he retires or in his will???

“He didn’t give as much as Bill Gates”

That’s true. But Bezos is trying to grow his company, innovate, and create economic growth for all of America and internationally, while Gates has been doing meaningful philanthropic work internationally and in America for 20 years. Comparing them is apples to oranges. And why are we comparing? So what, Gates donates more than Bezos, do we can discredit Bezos’s $2 BILLION DOLLARS??? Do people not realize that that is freaking 9 zeroes???????

Seriously. I know it’s ironic that I am posting on social media complaining about other people complaining on social media

But in a world of so much fucking turmoil with Trump calling a national emergency to build a wall while North Korea and Iran are international threats and China-US trade war is looming, can we not just pause, and reflect, and APPRECIATE those people who are doing GENUINE good for the world? I don’t think starving kids in Africa care where the money is coming from when their lives are dependent on sanitation and healthy nutrition.

It’s not always black and white.

But seriously, let’s bring more gratitude in our lives.

Let’s go do some good.

Anyone who knows me knows that my ultimate ultimate life goal is to cure poverty and discrimination. I think that’s how I can create more world peace.

Anyways… go out there and donate $2 to a charity

Even if $2 is all you have, or if you’re a multi-millionaire.

Because for those who need charity, $2 is $2, and in a lot of places, $2 can save a life.

Side note: here’s a tip on how to be less stressed. DON’T READ INTERNET COMMENTS. You’ll lose brain cells.