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Non-actionable idea February 23, 2010

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I came up with the term non-actionable idea today while talking to my friend. Basically it means thoughts and beliefs that don’t lead to anything you can actually act upon.

Every time you find yourself thinking about something but can’t seem to get anywhere, ask yourself, what would you do differently based on the answer? If you can’t come up with anything, then it’s a NAI.

As in, “don’t waste your time worrying about why Lindsay Lohan is such a mess, or who Shakira is dating, it’s all NAI”. Other examples include intellectual dead ends such as “is there a God” and “is there life after death” also qualify.

This is why I don’t watch TV or what mass media refer to as “news”, it’s mostly just NAIs that you can safely ignore, saving your time and energy on things do matter to you.

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Thought for the day February 22, 2010

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How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

– Henry Thoreau, 150 years before the invention of blogs and twitter

quiet desperation February 22, 2010

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To cease suffering, it is only necessary to cease wanting

   but without desire there is no reason to live

      therefore living is suffering

         don’t be afraid of hell, because we are already in it

      there is no God, but brief respite in the throes of passion

   as for me,

Give me Love, or give me Death