A Swan’s view of the universe

Things in life can be divided into three basic categories.

There are things you can do something about. This is an almost infinitesimally small category.

There are things you can’t do anything about. This is an almost infinitely large category.

There are things you might be able to do something about eventually, but time will have to do its work in bringing that eventuality to you.

Do something about the things you can do something about.

Don’t worry about the things you can’t do anything about.

As for the things you’re waiting for time to resolve… while you’re waiting, you might as well enjoy a good cup of coffee. Or a cream soda.

You don’t have to look at your world this way, but that’s how I perceive mine.

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3 Comments on “A Swan’s view of the universe”

  1. Shelli Says:

    That’s a really good way to look at life. My psychiatrist told me, when I was having trouble sleeping, to write things down in a book and put them into similar categories. The things I could do something about, I should take care of before bed. The things I couldn’t, I should just close the book on and go to sleep. It’s surprising how well that worked. At least for me.

  2. Damon Says:

    Welcome back, my friend and brother. You have been missed.

  3. Hilly Says:

    Everything zen, right?
    Or mostly anyway.

    I totally get this. I’ve become a lot less bunched up over the last five years and I’m slowly realizing that I just have to let life unfold most of the time. Other than that, I’ll be the one in the Docs, kicking ass.

    Glad to see you back.


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