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Jack Kerouac’s 30 Beliefs For Prose and Life

Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy Submissive to everything, open, listening Try never get drunk outside yr own house Be in love with yr life Something that you feel will find its own form Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind Blow as deep as you want to blow Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind The unspeakable visions of the individual No time for poetry but exactly what is Visionary tics shivering in the chest In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition Like Proust be an old teahead of time Telling the true story of …

Things To Worry About

On August 8th of 1933, author F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the following letter of advice to his 11-year-old daughter, “Scottie,” who was away at camp. (Source: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters ; Image: Fitzgerald with both his daughter, “Scottie,” and wife, Zelda, via.) Dear Pie: I feel very strongly about you doing duty. Would you give me a little more documentation about your reading in French? I am glad you are happy — but I never believe much in happiness. I never believe in misery either. Those are things you see on the stage or the screen or the printed pages, they never really happen to you in …

How To Get Up and Do It When You Really Don’t Want To

Have a roster of workout buddies: When you’re not motivated to do a workout, you need someone else to do the pushing for you. But what if your regular workout buddy is similarly unmotivated for the day? Having several fitness-minded friends to call on when you need that extra push can be all you need to (reluctantly) get on with your workout. Just get dressed: Go to bed wearing your workout clothes! Breaking up all those pre-workout tasks into smaller goals can make a dreaded exercise routine seem more manageable. Telling yourself to just put on your clothes to see how you feel can be all you need to realize that you’ve …

Look UP

Right Now. Look Up.  Breathe. Smile. Laugh. Cry. Simply take a moment to just BE.  With yourself, by yourself. Look up at the Stars, the moon, a bright blue sky, a cloudy sky, just look up. If you are inside, walk outside, open a window, everything will still be there when you et back. See, feel that there is more than what’s in front of you. More than our deadlines, more that our computer screens, more than our slight burdens. Look Up. And say “Thanks” to the many blessings in your incredible life. … If you enjoyed this article please consider Subscribing. 

Leave if You Must

Feel stuck? Trapped? Excited to wake up in the morning and begin your day? Same old monotony that does nothing but wear you out. Do you want more? DO IT. Go get it. Break the monotony. Leave and don’t look back. You deserve it. You deserve to be excited and scared. You deserve to turn the nerves back on. You deserve to tear down the wall! . You deserve it all. Tear down the wall and go get it. … If you enjoyed this article please consider Subscribing.

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What you LOVE

“Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.” – philosopher Dan Dennett Gathered are thoughts from thinkers who have spent countless hours contemplating making a living off of doing what you love… “Every few months, I rediscover and redevour” Y-Combinator founder Paul Graham’s fantastic 2006 article, How to Do What You Love. It’s brilliant in its entirety, but the part I find of especial importance and urgency is his meditation on social validation and the false merit metric of “PRESTIGE” “What you should not do, I think, is worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends. You shouldn’t worry about prestige. Prestige is the opinion of the rest …