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Daily Scrapbook turned 3 today!
It’s been three years since I started this?  Three years ago I was still working at a law firm in Sydney.  I was helping corporations to finance their infrastructure projects and liaising with bankers and other lawyers from all around the world to negotiate and draft documents.  
Now I am sitting at home in Melbourne about to meet a teacher friend for a coffee and chat about studying in the USA.  Life is weird and cool like that.

Daily Scrapbook turned 3 today!

It’s been three years since I started this?  Three years ago I was still working at a law firm in Sydney.  I was helping corporations to finance their infrastructure projects and liaising with bankers and other lawyers from all around the world to negotiate and draft documents.  

Now I am sitting at home in Melbourne about to meet a teacher friend for a coffee and chat about studying in the USA.  Life is weird and cool like that.

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Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Ernest Hemingway (via theonlymagicleftisart)

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' A thought can advance your life in the right direction only when it answers questions which were asked by your soul. A thought which was first borrowed from someone else and then accepted by your mind and memory does not really much influence your life, and sometimes leads you in the wrong direction. Read less, study less, but think more.

Learn, both from your teachers and from the books which you read, only those things which you really need and which you really want to know’ .

Tolstoy


‘Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know. Among the most necessary knowledge is the knowledge of how to live well, that is, how to produce the least possible evil and the greatest goodness in one’s life. At present, people study useless sciences, but forget to study this, the most important knowledge’ . (Jean Jaques Rousseau)

From my friend Dev

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Our brutally ugly politics imperils the ideal of public service

The health of any polity depends as much on its leaders and citizens as it does on its laws and institutions. Its members must be prepared to think beyond themselves and to make sacrifices for a common good.

It is now hard to articulate a sense of common ground in this country, however. Politics as it is currently being practised offers few openings for consensus or compromise. A bitter adversarialism has closed off any chance of this - at least for a while.

If there is a problem with elites in Australia, it concerns this abandonment of civic decorum.



Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/our-brutally-ugly-politics-imperils-the-ideal-of-public-service-20121202-2aowg.html#ixzz2DzHZq9JJ

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themindislimitless:

Sia | Breathe Me

Ouch, I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found
Yeah. I think that I might break
Lost myself again and, I feel unsafe

Be my friend,
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me, I am small, and needy
Warm me up, and breathe me