作者: happy

The Dokkōdō 獨行道

The 21 principles of Dokkodo:

  1. Accept everything just the way it is.

  2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.

  3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.

  4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.

  5. Be detached from desire life long.

  6. Do not regret what you have done.

  7. Never be jealous.

  8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.

  9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.

  10. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.

  11. In all things have no preferences.

  12. Be indifferent to where you live.

  13. Do not pursue the taste of good food.

  14. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.

  15. Do not act following customary beliefs.

  16. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.

  17. Do not fear death.

  18. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.

  19. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.

  20. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honor.

  21. Never stray from the Way.

the second arrow problem: Anytime something bad happens, it's like we're being hit by two arrows. The first arrow is the painful thing that happened; the second is our reaction to that bad thing. In other words, problems (the first arrow) are inevitable, but suffering (the second arrow) is optional. The events will happen. The first arrows fall on everyone. But if we suffer about the suffering, we are throwing a second arrow at ourselves, and it's always a double hitter. via

“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.”
— Bruce Lee







You don’t find your ground by looking for stability. You find your ground by relaxing into instability. via

First of all, once you have a paid product it can make perfect sense to make certain things freely available. via

Chandler explained: “The important thing is that there should be a space of time time, say four hours a day at least, when a writer doesn’t do anything else but write. He doesn’t have to write, and if doesn’t feel like it, he shouldn’t try. He can look out the window or stand on his head or writhe on the floor. But he is not to do any other positive thinking—not read, write letters, glance at magazines, or write checks. Either write or nothing.” Either write or random episodic silent thought. When those are your only options, Chandler said, you will write “just to keep from being bored. I find it works. Two very simple rules: a. You don’t have to write. b. You can’t do anything else.” via




中国有一句谚语说,“金刚怒目,不如菩萨低眉”。所谓怒目,便是流露;所谓低眉,便是含蓄。凡看低头闭目的神像,所生的印象往往特别深刻。 - 朱光潜《无言之美》

That's the way creativity works, Dylan told Robert Hilburn, of the Los Angeles Times. You're always writing into a tradition. "My songs are either based on old Protestant hymns or Carter Family songs or variations of the blues form," he said. "What happens is, I'll take a song I know and simply start playing it in my head. That's the way I meditate. . . . I'll be playing Bob Nolan's 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds,' for instance, in my head constantly--while I'm driving a car or talking to a person or sitting around or whatever. People will think they are talking to me and I'm talking back, but I'm not. I'm listening to a song in my head. At a certain point, some of the words will change and I'll start writing a song." via

我们家基本上不开电视,晚上也没人抱着手机和iPad(有时还是会瞅一眼),JT 和他哥小时候不一样,也就没有看电视和手机iPad的习惯,晚上玩玩积木,和我玩玩球,或是我抱着他讲讲故事,这样很好。JR呢,写完作业就弹琴,和弟弟玩,或者边听HomePod里的音乐,边和我们聊天。


Heroes are heroes because they are heroic in behavior, not because they won or lost. - Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

If the person tells you why their city, relationship, or job is great - take it with a pinch of salt. If they tell you why it’s terrible - take it like a handful of gold. If someone swims upstream against their identity or incentives, it probably holds some deep truth to it.

天之道,利而不害;圣人之道,为而不争。 - 老子

Winners take care of themselves; losers never do. - Jesse Livermore

我幼时,有一位最敬爱的国文教师看出我不知摆脱的毛病,尝在我的课卷后面加这样的批语:“长枪短戟,用各不同,但精其一,已足致胜。汝才有偏向,姑发展其所长,不必广心博骛也。”十年以来,说了许多废话,看了许多废书,做了许多不中用的事,走了许多没有目标的路,多尝试,少成功,回忆师训,殊觉赧然,冷眼观察,世间像我这样暗中摸索的人正亦不少。大节固不用说,请问街头那纷纷群众忙的为什么?为什么天天做明知其无聊的工作,说明知其无聊的话,和明知其无聊的朋友们假意周旋?在我看来,这都由于”摆脱不开”。因为人人都”摆脱不开”,所以生命便成了一幕最大的悲剧。 - 朱光潜

谚曰:莫用三爷,废职亡家。盖子为少爷,婿为姑爷,妻兄弟为舅爷也。 - 汪辉祖

There's no sort of feedback mechanism which rewards low time preference behavior because making a sacrifice now is essentially the crux of low time preference behavior, is that you sacrifice now so you can have something later. But under a fiat standard, what you get is you sacrifice now and it doesn't matter. So of course you have less motivation, less incentive to make sacrifices now. And that's something that I think a lot of people kind of realize, is that you can kind of live paycheck to paycheck and not worry about tomorrow and things will be kind of okay and you're not sort of improving, but you're ossified in whatever sort of lifestyle you're in. And it's stagnation, I guess, but people are okay with it. via

民齐者强。 - 荀子

There isn't any symbolism [in The Old Man and the Sea]. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks no better and no worse. All the symbolism that people say is shit.

Ernest Hemingway
Letter to Bernard Berenson
13th September 1952