HOW TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE
Posted by James Altucher
Martin Luther King nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 and he’s a buddhist monk and peace activist.
And when he was standing right in front of me tonight I was blown away by what he said.
We went to an opening for an exhibit of his calligraphy.
He looked like a child. He smiled like a child. He talked like a little boy. It was almost funny to look at.
Here’s some things he either said or drew that I learned from.
How to Do What You Love.
He starts his day with tea, he said. And he loves calligraphy. So he puts the tea in the ink and starts his drawing.
Funny, I thought. He combines the things he loves. But then he went further.
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What can I say but he is light years ahead of me on the curve of human experience.
I’d love to meet the Pope, the Dali Lama, and Thich Nhat Han.
Only to listen.
Maybe I’d collect a “pearl”.
If I didn’t, I’d still treasure the experience.
Let me add Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Reba, and Cher to that list.
But in their case, it’s more about the experience than the wisdom.
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