my wife sent me this article about wanting a mediocre life:

Which, honestly, reading the description of a mediocre life and I wish more of us aspired to be that sort of person!

It has also gotten me thinking about the medium chill again:

all of this is wrapped up in in two things:

1. a conversation I had with my toddler last night:

"Do you know that when you go to sleep we don't go to sleep?"


"What do you think Daddy does?"


And, yeah, you're right kiddo. Yes, I do chill now and then, but I do also do a lot of work. Like, all the time.


2. Two friends posting on facebook the following on the same day:

"You don't have to achieve that thing. Try to enjoy who you are. You'll get a tiny glimpse of what others know and love about you."


"You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are."

Yeah, like, I know these are reductive statements but also...

@csalzman my favorite quote from a Zen Master. “You are perfect just the way you are. But fortunately there is still room for improvement”

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