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An interesting but strange post from the normally always insightful Leo Babauta, titled How to Give Yourself to Whatever the Moment Brings, and Forget Stress.
It starts very intriguing:
The prevailing way of living in our Western societies is to plan out our lives, both for the long term and on a day-to-day basis.
We have planners and digital calendars that map out our lives, sometimes to the minute. We feel we’re in control, with plans like this.
But it’s an illusion, as I’ve said before.
We cannot control our lives to this degree, no matter how we try.
Almost an Agile point of view!
Then goes a bit odd:
And what happens when the plans go wrong? We are stressed out, because things get out of our control and don’t live up to our expectations.
So, the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize is going to USA President, Barack Obama.
I personally find it a great choice and well deserved.
I don’t see it a prize for what he has done until now (little) but for the hope that he brought. Hope that things can be done differently, hope that the world can be changed and saved, it doesn’t matter if done by him or by people who will be inspired and will follow.
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