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Everyone wants it to be like a Train Station.    They want to come in in a mob, punch a ticket, and then go on through.    To every problem, they want a train ticket solution.   The Afterlife.    The train to the afterlife.    To catch it, do you simply have to show up to your temple once a week? Does your hypocrisy outside the temple not matter?    Do you believe that if you show up, hold out your ticket, you get to go onboard?    Can you catch the train instead of living by true values?    Success.    The train to success.    Do you just show up in the crowd with all the others,

Does the Boomerang Effect happen to you too?    Do you come across great passages, one-liners or life lessons that resonate with you deeply… only to then be lost or forgotten? But does the mystic universe then ‘boomerang’ these lessons back to you time and time again….   As if you are meant to revisit them at another time?    The passage I want to share with you today was ‘boomeranged’ back to me recently. Though I will ask you to consider it without its religious context, it has come to be dedicated to the brave and revolutionary Oscar Romero, who was shot and killed in

The wisest people in any discipline rarely give us all the steps to get to where they’ve gotten.    Why is that?    Seth Godin, the great marketer, does not teach you how to use Facebook Ads.    I read Poor Charlie’s Almanac but did not gather much from the great Charlie Munger on how to invest like him and Buffett - but more so about life, and then I realised that was the same thing.    Naval Ravikant is famous for his How to Get Rich (Without Getting Lucky) Tweet-storm and podcast stream, yet even this was a big picture view, and provided the fundamentals. He didn’t

I was out for dinner the other night and I was fielding a few questions as to why I wasn’t drinking.    I realised recently that I didn’t want to drink alcohol anymore. I haven’t missed it so far. It turns out I didn’t need it anymore.    What ensued was a very healthy conversation about the role of drinking in our culture and our lives.    Mr. Alcohol   If there had once existed a person called ‘Mr. Alcohol’ who invented the suite of alcoholic drinks, then this person has done quite well in placing his product at the heart of almost every social ritual.    Birthdays. Weddings. Long

A man walks into a store with a sign over the door.    “BUY-PRODUCTS” it says.     On a shelf at the back, he sees a line of attractive products with no price tag.    MONEY.  FAME.  BEING LOVED BY ALL.  ROMANCE.  FANATICAL FRIENDS.  THOUGHT LEADER STATUS.  PROMOTIONS.  ETERNAL SALVATION. A SENSE OF PURPOSE.   He can’t believe his luck. All the things he has ever wanted.    “Excuse me” he says to the person behind the register. “How much for one of each?”   The attendee looks confused. “What do you mean sir?” She asks.    The man gestures at the shelf behind her, with all the great labels. “I saw the sign over the door, I want to BUY PRODUCTS”.    The

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