*Inspired by a conversation I had with a female friend last night
Things to remember when attempting to talk to a female on the street:
1. Be bold. Fortune favors the bold. Confidence wins over everything else. Even if you get rejected (she’s married, has a boyfriend, is a lesbian, or just isn’t looking for male attention), you’ve brightened up her day and the next time you’ll feel at ease when approaching a beautiful stranger.
2. Be funny and likeable, not creepy. Smile, but don’t stare. Admire, but don’t touch.
3. Be memorable.
4. Be brief. Less is more.
5. Exchange numbers/Facebook info/email/whatever else floats her boat.
When it comes to the law of karma, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
All our voluntary acts of body, speech and mind have their effects in terms of who we are and what we next become…when we speak untruths, we just add another puff of smoke to the fog of delusion in which we’re all stumbling about and no one gains from that.
“I’m mystified by the stuff that doesn’t work. I’m mystified by what’s going on in the critical side, too. Stuff I like is getting trashed and stuff that is being praised I think is terrible. I don’t really feel in sync with what’s happening, but at the same time, what I think keeps me afloat is that I try not to be, and don’t want to be, very indulgent. I try to make the films as lean as possible, and to not spend a lot of time crawling up my own ass creatively.”—Steven Soderbergh
“Either as a solo artist, as a collaborator, as a record label producer, or as one-half of the duo 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers, Zilla Rocca is a Philadelphia music mogul. He is indeed a musical entrepreneur. We absolutely love this track “Devil’s Pie” from his 2011 release, Nights & Weekends.”—Knox Music Today
“The boundary between ourselves and others, ourselves and the world, is actually a fiction. It’s something we keep in place through our repeated acts of craving, aversion, and delusion. Skillful acts come from a deeper sense of the interrelation of all things. They accord with the way things really are, and they always bring about beneficial results. They are, in other words, creative.”—Kulananda, “Mindfulness and Money”