Beyond Wit and Grit

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Everglow

Oh they say people come
They say people go
This particular diamond was extra special
And though you might be gone
And the world may not know
Still I see you celestial

Like a lion you ran
A goddess you rolled
Like an eagle you circled
In perfect purple
So how come things move on
How come cars don’t slow
When it feels like the end of my world?
When I should but I can’t let you go?

But when I’m cold, cold
When I’m cold, cold
There’s a light that you give me
When I’m in shadow
There’s a feeling within me, an ever glow

Like brothers in blood
Sisters who ride
Yeah, we swore on that night
We’d be friends ’til we died
But the changing of winds
And the way waters flow
Life as short as the falling of snow
And now I’m gonna miss you, I know

But when I’m cold, cold
In water rolled, salt
And I know that you’re with me
And the way you will show
And you’re with me wherever I go
‘Cause you give me this feeling, this ever glow

What I wouldn’t give for just a moment to hold
Yeah, I live for this feeling, this ever glow

So if you love someone, you should let them know
Oh, the light that you left me will ever glow

Happy

Today is December 31st, 2016.

It is finally the end of 2016, and a new year 2017 is coming…

This is such a great moment to reflect on your life and to be thankful, for you and I had been through many things during the year, and a good advice to all of us might be to look all the beauty in our lives and to be happy, as the famous wish says, “Happy New Year!”

May the good heart of yours can touch more people in the years to come, as I wish to myself. Be happy!

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Meet The Crazy Ricardo Semler

If I could suggest you to see a crazy person to learn from, please meet the guy on the following video, Ricardo Semler. Here is his TED talk on running a company with (almost) no rules. Enjoy!

As a bonus, here is a short article on Semler’s style of leadership compared to an old-school one:

http://www.inc.com/chuck-blakeman/marissa-mayer-the-old-school-manager-vs-ricardo-semler-the-participation-age-lea.html

Live a Slow, More Meaningful Life

There is currently a trend in the Western world to slow down in life. The idea basically says that a wise move in our fast-moving world today is to move slow, to really live our lifes, not just to get through moments in it in a never-ending race against clock. In the 21st century we live the culture of speeding things up, even for things that by their very nature are slow. We love speed so much to the extent that we end up losing the joy of living.

Another trend is focusing on a single task at a time, mono-tasking, instead of doing multiple things at once or multi-tasking. We try to do too many things simultaneously in the name of productivity or efficiency, but the real thing is that we reduce the experiential aspect of each task to minimum. What is good in that?

When was the last time you’re satisfied from a small task you’ve accomplished?

I am afraid that most of us now have lost that small joy we used to had. The world moves in a much-faster-than-ever-before mode, and we are sucked in it. We all suddenly become runners and multi-taskers, or at least forced to become ones. Our wordly measures of progress has significantly increased, but at the same time, our joy decreased. We become more like robots over time.

Ever noticed that time runs so fast? It is a clear indication that we are living in such a world that things run in high speed, or as people say it, there is too much speed in the system.

Why live in such a hurry?

That question alone is enough to make us reflect on our daily lives. Since this life is the only life we will ever have, I think it is good for everybody to retreat, and try to proceed in a slower pace, in more meaningful steps.

It is the simple life that is worth living. It is a life with more time to ask ourselves deep and fundamental questions, to live a life of purpose.