Annals of Philosophy

Philosophy Friday

This week is about controlling your future. Namely, navigating your career/life choices. Since I’ve very recently decided to fold my law practice (about 25% of my income) and concentrate my extra time on blogging (yikes), these quotes are particularly relevant to me this week. Enjoy!

Don’t confuse movement with progress” – Could be either the famous philosopher Denzel Washington or the even more famous(er) philosopher Ernest Hemingway

Just because you’re doing more doesn’t mean you’re getting more done” – Denzel again (holy shit, this is embarrassing…I swear I do more than just watch Denzel’s motivational YouTube videos)

The important thing is this – to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become” – Charles Du Bos, French essayist and critic (though I’m pretty sure Hollywood actor Will Smith said it first, 70 years later)

What would you do if money was no object?” – Alan Watts, my personal hero

You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love” – Holy shit, this is from Jim Carrey…I give up…

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant (not Aristotle like so many people claim!)