Posted by: Upāsaka | 08/19/2020

Do Things You Hate Everyday

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. – William James

I keep forgetting to post here because I am busy sharing quotes on other platforms. What ends up happening isn’t all bad but I don’t really get a chance to give my own take. Although the quote above is a paraphrase it is a practice that I intend to take up starting immediately.

For about two weeks things between my wife and I had improved drastically but, sadly and all too predictably, they have now plummeted back into the hell realms. Part of it is her disappointment with me and how she views my contributions to raising the kids and familial duties. She may be right and she may have had enough. I really don’t know anymore but what I do know is that I have no excuse to rest on my laurels and stop striving to be better and do better.

I see that much of my life is involved in arranging circumstances so that I can hide from or avoid things I hate. Things like parking, dealing with people, talking about things. So, in that spirit I will only consider a day to have been w0rthwhile if I have undertaken two things which I am loathe to do.


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