September 30, 2017

People are such goofy essentialists that they just can't believe that something has good parts and bad parts especially if it's something they like or feel loyal to.

"To become wise you must learn to listen to the wild dogs barking in your cellar."
I enjoyed his book "Staring at the Sun" both for it's views on coping with mortality (the main emphasis was the symmetry of non-being preceding your birth with the time after your death) and appreciating the "ripples" and how we can live on after our death in the people we touched. Also I liked the insight the book provided into the therapeutic courses others have taken.