It started with the Scottish Halloween custom of “guising”. Children disguised in costumes and went from house to house for food or money.
The feeling you get when you witness a virtuous act that makes you want to act virtuous too.
The belief that the universe restores moral order by rewarding and punishing people based on their past actions.
Somebody you can trust, has high integrity and has reliable judgement.
Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all
I like Mark Manson’s definition: “The ability to see one’s own flaws and be accountable for them.”
Our own unrealistic expectations of ourselves and others makes us unhappy.
Financial discipline fosters character traits like self control, prudence, and patience.
Wu-Wei is action through non action. Letting go and letting things unfold. It is the opposite of trying to control.
Ask yourself what is the minimum I can do. Then, just do that.
When you say “NO”, you are saving space for “YES”.
Identify what is most important to you. Eliminate everything else.
The more you understand someone, the less you can be angry with them.
One way, is to want less. Another way is to first help other people get what they want.
Expecting to be liked by everybody is exhausting. Likability is not necessary if you want to make an impact.
What matters is not how many things you know, but rather how well you know the things that matter.
Values matter the most when you really feel conflicted.
Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday. It is a time for gratitude, reflection and celebration
The principles of personal finance have not changed for 3000 years. That is why it is so easy to understand and apply.
Failing is a necessary step to success. Failing does not make you a failure.
Living boldly means recognizing that many of your fears are false.
Heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary.
Akrasia is when you do one thing even though you know you should do something else. Like spending and saving.
He was a trumpeter, anti-apartheid activist and considered the “father of South African jazz”