103 thoughts...

… by Kevin Kelly, who founded Wired magazine among other interesting things. He’s just turned 70, and he’s been writing down his most interesting thoughts for most of his recent decades. (Indeed, one such thought is to ‘write it down’, because you totally will forget it.

The whole list is worth reading and pillaging. The wisdom seems to come in there flavours.

Improving yourself.

“The consistency of your endeavors (exercise, companionship, work) is more important than the quantity. Nothing beats small things done every day, which is way more important than what you do occasionally.”

Improving the world.

“Courtesy costs nothing. Lower the toilet seat after use. Let the people in the elevator exit before you enter. Return shopping carts to their designated areas. When you borrow something, return it better shape (filled up, cleaned) than when you got it.”

And just the really, really useful.

“When you open paint, even a tiny bit, it will always find its way to your clothes no matter how careful you are. Dress accordingly.”

Acknowledgments to John Gruber, who found and linked to this.