100 Things – Introduction

100 Things – Introduction

This is something I’m doing for me. Things I wish I had learned earlier, or things where I need regular reminders. No matter how much I’ve learned, for many things, I need to remind myself again. “My brain leaks.”

Compare to Marcus Aurelius and Meditations. He wrote it for himself! That’s what I’m doing.

There is a little book that’s been around more than thirty years titled All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I’ve never read it, but the title sure resonates. I often see people who seem to have such wisdom or understanding, and I wonder how I missed out on what they know. Maybe I was absent that day of kindergarten?

Mickey Mellen wrote a nice little article , about how most advice any of us have is for our own past selves. So that’s where I am … so many things I’ve learned and just wish I had learned them, and reminded myself of them, a lot earlier in life!

My hope is that this will be a collection of short articles of wisdom and practical advice for living my own fulfilling and meaningful life. These articles are designed to serve as a reminder of things that are important as I try to stay true to my values and goals.

I invite you to join me. Challenge me where you disagree. Or tell me what I’ve left out. What are your “secrets” for living a happier and more fulfilling life?

Even though I’m calling this “100” things, there’s nothing special about that number. I may end up with 1000. Or only 50. I regularly see books that have 365 things, to have one per day. Maybe that’s where this will end up. We shall see.

I offer all this very open-handed. This is for me. And all of it is offered with the simple idea that “I could be wrong!”

Just wondering, kindergarten or otherwise, was any of this taught in school?

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