Brain Pickings

Brain Pickings is a website that features “five stimulating things to learn each week, from breakthrough in neuroscience to a timeless piece of poetry. It should take no more than four minutes to read,” hence the title. Since last week marked the 7th year the site has been around, Maria Popova (the creator) put together a small list of the Best 7 Things She Learned While Reading, Writing and Living. It’s quite nice, especially for a Monday, so I’ve decided to share it with you here!

1. Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind. 2. Do nothing for prestige or status or money or approval alone. 3. Be generous. 4. Build pockets of stillness into your life (i.e. sleep). 5. When people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them. 6. Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. 7. “Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.”

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