April 2023 Lessons - Planting Trees
Matt's Mind: Season 2, Episode 8
Each month I keep a list of thoughts, ideas, opinions, and insights that I come across and find interesting. From this list I've selected 5 to share with you:
"A society grows great when old men (people) plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in". - Greek Proverb
“It’s hard to build momentum if you’re dividing your attention.” - James Clear (Newsletter on April 20th)
“What am I saying "No" to by saying "Yes" to this?” - Source
“You were not born into the circumstances you deserved, but as you get older, you only get closer and closer to live exactly the life you deserve.” - Source
“The rise of social media as the primary form is social interaction changed the way that we judge people. We once used to judge people mostly based on their deeds, but in the age of social media we judge people mostly based on their words and opinions because that’s really all we see of them. Since we’re defined by our opinions, there is a pressure to have an opinion on everything. Problem is, people generally don’t have the time or the will to research everything they are expected to have an opinion on, so they copy the opinions of others. And the result of this is that there are precious few original thinkers. In this way, the culture war is largely two armies of NPCs being ventriloquised by a handful of actual thinkers.” @G_S_Bhogal
Let me know which thought you enjoyed the most this month.
Plant some trees both metaphorically and literally.
I appreciate you.
Originally published at www.iammattholland.com on May 4, 2023.
My thoughts are subject to change and I will get some things wrong. I promise to keep learning and strive to do better. I am by no means an expert on any topic I may write or make videos about so always do your own research as well. I try to keep an open mind. If I can teach you something and also learn something from you then I'm doing what I set out to do. Thanks for reading. These are just some thoughts.
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou