Distinction between amateur and professional

[The] distinction between amateur and professional…remains useful today because of the need to discriminate against professionalism. Professional standards, the standards of ambition and selfishness, are always sliding downward toward expense, ostentation, and mediocrity. But amateur standards, the standards of love, are always straining upward toward the humble and the best. They enlarge the ground of judgment. The context of love is the world.

—Wendell Berry

Non-thinking


I sit.
I think non-thinking.
A little while later, I get up.

You

Don’t show up as the person you think you are.

The easy live…

The best way to get anything, from love and affection to money and fame, is to not need it in the first place. The less you give a fuck, the easier life gets.