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Okay, Merry Christmas, gift card splurge at the bookstore, bought a calendar and books.

Okay, you may not like what I bought, but I highly recommend them all.  Just reading this is good enough.

I got the ‘Insight from the Dalai Lama 2019 Calendar.

I also bought some philosophy books.

Okay, if you don’t read anymore, be sure to pick up something from your local bookstore.

I love philosophy:  Socrates, Epictetus, Ludwig Wittgenstein,  Meditation, and Gratefulness.

I could tell you all the sorted details, but just let me say, I have lots of reading to occupy me for the foreseeable future.  

Instant Gratification (slow suicide)

Stop doing things for pleasure when it leads to biological extinction.

Kill your devices, when they start to control you more than you control them.

Do you ‘smoke’ to excess?

Are your drinking habits or eating habits leading you to disease?

What little pleasure today is leading to excessive pain and suffering tomorrow?

There is no ‘instant’ gratification.

There is only pain and suffering when trying to replace good works with spiritual junkfood.

If a belief leads to premature death, it is not a belief worth acting upon.

Unless, the action slows down or changes the bad habit into a good one.

No one is talking sainthood or stopping all the bad habits in their tracks.

But learn not to run to bad habits to cope with depression, anxiety and fear.

Don’t medicate your problems.

Find a purpose or meaning that will allow you to balance the good in your life with the bad.

A suicide is extinction.

A depression leads to suicide.

A medicated problem leads to depression.

Don’t use instant gratification.  Give it up!