excolonial wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:11 pm
I am naturally a very positive person, and I encourage my friends as much as is humanly possible. However I am very wary of prescribing solutions to other people. I used to do this a lot, and it was rarely appreciated - sometimes forcefully so.
Agreed, but we need differing viewpoints, particularly at a time when there is such an imbalance in what makes the public domain.
He didn't say anything I have not said or thought, or indeed others, though probably not as eloquently.
He summed up the mindset well wrt to commitment and being economic prisoners, something a passport does not change.
Stagnating, or paralysis due to indecision and lack of options, is bad for everyone.
It's a simple philosophy, make the most of the options you have and pick a path.
Don't worry about stuff you can do nothing about, spend the energy on things that can change your life.
There must be a billion self-help books pushing the same theme so there must be some truth to it.
At least this was free advice