Re: The Ask The Replier A Question Game #2
I've shuffled through a few of them, and there are a some of them that stand out:
"Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated"
"Existence precedes essence" (therefore make the essence for yourself)
and of course, the too often stated "Live and let live"
I have others, but ultimately I can't stick to any one of them as I am subject to change my opinion.
Also, I think that stating a tenet in a simple manner can lead to oversimplification, this I leave this option as open as I can.
Which type of people annoy you the most?
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. That is real freedom. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default-setting, the “rat race” — the constant gnawing sense of having had and lost some infinite thing. It is about simple awareness — awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, that we have to keep reminding ourselves, over and over: “This is water, this is water.” It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive, day in and day out. - David Foster Wallace