Almost anything that has to do with disentangling your life for a few months involves unproductive hours on a phone.
It took me two years to lose 15 pounds, and I don’t want to do that again. So, it’s back to the treadmill and setting an alarm.
Crossing things off your list doesn’t make the list shorter— its just makes you think of other things you forgot when you made the list in the first place.
Valuable insights are not rooted in our attachments to certain foods, people, places or images, but in our detachment from them, our ability to stand back and see them for what they represent.
I suppose there is some value to a conscious incompetence as opposed to a false confidence. But at this point I’ll be happy if I can have a slow conversation with a very patient Nepali.