So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Comparison is an act of violence against the self.
What people have to realize first is they’re not just one single person who does weird, out-of-character things now and then. We’re all made up of many different selves who fight and compete with one another constantly. Somehow we’ve got to get them to agree on a few basic things. Get them to stop fighting with one another. They all have different needs. One part of us wants safety, but another wants adventure. I want to be loved. I want to be left alone…Those aren’t contradictions-they’re independent selves saying ‘I want this!’
You know what drives me crazy? It’s all these people talking about how great technology is, and how it saves all this time. But, what good is saved time, if nobody uses it? If it just turns into more busy work. You never hear somebody say, ‘With the time I’ve saved by using my word processor, I’m gonna go to a Zen monastery and hang out.’ I mean, you never hear that.