Fated to Pretend

“Yeah, it’s overwhelming. But what else can we do? Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute.” —MGMT, Time to Pretend Today was the first time I truly listened to the lyrics of the song, and I was struck by how much I relate as a twenty-something. Time to Pretend is about…

Life Has Its Own Plans in Store for You… Trust It

“An oak tree is brought into creation by two forces at the same time. Obviously, there is the acorn from which it all begins, the seed which holds all the promise and potential, which grows into a tree. Everybody can see that. But only a few can recognize that there is anther force operating here as…

Know Where You’re Going in Order to Get There

Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. Paradoxically, the one sure way not to be happy is deliberately to map out a way of life in which one would please oneself completely and exclusively. —Eleanor Roosevelt The concept of happiness as a by-product is the foundation upon which The Seven Habits book stands. The paradox,…