Why do you do what you do?

Develop the mind of equilibrium.

You will always be getting praise and blame,

but do not let either affect the poise of mind:

follow the calmness, the absence of pride.

-Sutta Nipata

There are two great motivators: fear and desire. They often push a person to accomplishment, but can also detract from their happiness. Using stress to keep oneself in check is one method, but not always the best. Face a task without consciousness of others’ or your own opinion of your reputation. Remove the ego, as they say, and the path may be slightly less arduous.


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KT is an avid foodie/gamer/SFF reader with expertise in a variety of bizarre fields. Her love for technology, science, and internet media is only matched by her fondness for music, language and art. Karen is an aspiring writer with a meandering past. Her law and engineering books make wonderful counterweights to her fiction collections. She hopes to one day publish a novel, most likely in the young adult genre, but the future is an open book.

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