You shouldn’t measure your life based on how long something takes. Instead, you should measure your life based on how far you go. Time is a distance.
I think what most people—especially educated, pampered middle-class white people—consider “life problems” are really just side effects of not having anything more important to worry about.
Where ever you travel to, you come with it.
Define yourself in the simplest and most ordinary ways possible. Give up your belief that you’re somehow owed something by this world.
Some people love to engage in dangerous activities because it forces them into the Now; the intensely alive state that is free of time, free of problems, free of thinking, free of the burden of the personality.
Someone who thinks he will live forever is far more likely to waste his days than someone who fully understands that his days are numbered.
The stronger the ego, the more distant you are from your true nature.
Have more than you show, speak less than you know.
People who base their self-worth on being right about everything prevent themselves from learning from their mistakes. They lack the ability to take on new perspectives and empathize with others. They close themselves off to new and important information.