You are what you love, not what loves you.
The Revised Psychology of Human Misjudgment, by Charlie Munger: The Psychology of Human Misjudgment is considered the magnum opus on why we behave the way we do.
In order to control myself, I must first accept myself, by going with and not against my nature.
Stress is an inability to decide what’s important…
You want two incompatible things at once. In physical terms, stress happens when something wants to be in two places at one time. If I apply pressure to both ends of an iron beam, I create stress on the beam because one part wants to be north and the other part wants to be south.
Here’s a phrase I like: “Peace is happiness at rest; happiness is peace in motion.” Someone who’s peaceful at rest will end up happy when they do an activity. While a happy person sitting idle will be peaceful.
– Naval Ravikant