"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

.....More or Less.....

…..More or Less…..

Stepping in from an abnormally cold and snowy day (which for the record is one of the reasons I left Canada) in the SAV, while warming my hands on a ceramic chalice, I savored the taste of a double-shot Americano at our local caffeine den, and (yet again) interloped on a conversation.  Her friend asked how she was doing.  She replied, “I’m fine…..more or less.”, and moved onto other innocuous points of conversation.  Her lack of elucidation, stuck with me all that week, and is More or Less the reason for today’s M5T.

1.  Acceptance

We need more acceptance for who we really are, and less of being defined by what we do.  More responsibility and less procrastination.  More candor and less masks.  More support and less manipulation. More our true selves and less selfies.

2. Creativity

We need more creativity and less predetermined outcomes.  More learning and less ignorance. More action and less reliance.  More innovation and less stagnation. More teaching and less programming.  More conversations and less texts.

3.  Confidence

We need more confidence and less fear.  More faith and less cynicism.  More depth and less shallowness.  More light and less darkness.

4.  Legacy

We need more legacy and less disposal.  More acceptance and less dissension.  More reflection and less heedlessness.  More mindfulness and less laziness.  More love and less enmity.  More nurturing and less negligence.

5.  Inspiration

We need more inspiration and less obstruction.  More dynamism and less lethargy.  More motivation and less deterrence.  More dreams and less suppression.

 

Here’s to a week filled with More mores and Less lesses.

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D. Paul Graham is passionate about people, culture, photography and business.  He has embraced his wanderlust with his travels around the globe, and is at peace with his need for spirited drives in all things automotive.  

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