I recently heard a great TED presentation by Anne Lamott (see below). She shares a great deal of wisdom, my favorite was:
Never compare your insides to other people’s outsides.
Although it is hard, we have to remember we never know what is going on with people. Our best chance to feel and be good is to focus on generating comprehensive improvements by creating pervasive, reciprocal, selfish, selfless, synergistic interactions so everyone and everything benefits.
Amazingly, this will be my 19th time attending the National Wellness Conference. I have presented at the last 17 conferences. I have always learned much and have a great time with my friends I only get to see once a year. I hope you join us.
On Friday I got my haircut. Luckily I have a wise barber and get to learn while I get my hair cut. We were talking about relationships and he said something I hope you find as helpful as I did. Giving his father credit, he offered advice that, for me, applies to relationships and so much more:
For me this means we need to be continually tending to things by making efforts to generate comprehensive improvements by creating pervasive, reciprocal, selfish, selfless, synergistic interactions so everyone and everything benefits. Make it a Great Week.
What may help increase efforts was a plan conservatives are offering a possible solution based on Carbon Dividends, “The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends“. They claim this plan should reduce carbon emissions and help us be able to live better. This plan is authored by noted conservatives James A Baker, III, Henry Paulson, Martin Feldstein, George Schultz, Ted Halstead, Thomas Stephenson, N. Gregory Mankiw, and Rob Walton. Authors also provided this column in the NYT’s about the plan and TED Talk below.
I am learning. I am surprised Republicans offered a taxing solution. Despite flaws, at least this proposal brings republicans into the conversation about doing something about climate change. There does not seem to be a consensus about this plan so I hope you can share what you know.