Posts tagged principles
Principled Sacrifice

Whether we like it or not, our consumption habits are not a completely neutral act. We bear responsibility for either rewarding malicious intent or punishing it. In the modern world, nothing speaks louder than the refusal to purchase. Saturated in the incomprehensible magic of modern technology, it shouldn’t seem that crazy to identify a few causes worth self-denial. We’ll still live the most lavish lives in human history and probably be able to find a more rewarding substitute. No one ever regretted giving up McDonalds, anyway.

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Friday Musings: Core Principles

When you see a “healthy” person turn down a slice of cake or wake early to train, you only see the individual action. You are seeing the final release of the pass. It is easy to assume that, as we do with NFL quarterbacks, the healthy individual is special and capable of something that we simply are not.

Fortunately, a healthy lifestyle does not require any lucky blessings. It does, however, require core principles. Those “healthy” choices that we see others makes are not simply expressions of their superior willpower. That is the observable final outcome of a cascade of steps that began with their core principles.

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