The quality of your mind is everything. Fix your mind because if you don’t, you’ll try to fix the world around you.


Your mind is a pond. Life events are leaves and rocks that fall into the pond. These events create ripples—some big, some small, and some enjoyable, some tumultuous.

Anything you do to stop an unpleasant ripple or continue an enjoyable ripple, just creates more chaotic ripples. Like the drowning person who pulls their savior underwater, your mind intervening can only harm you. Your mind will always create more ripples. It cannot solve problems of the mind.

The only thing to do is to let the ripples do what they do. Let life events happen, and let then let them go when they pass. That is the path to a still pond.


Teaching eighth grade math made me better at math because I had the chance to focus on the fundamentals.