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This is great, John. I love the references to the Stoics and to the importance of kindness and humility. And your “minimal viable” drawings have great power in their simplicity. I’m inspired by your wisdom and your clear and light hearted approach

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Wow, what a great list. Love all of these points. I also appreciated the quality of the two starting questions asked by your friend. What does your ideal day look like and what do you value above all. I'm going to do my own exploring of these questions for myself today.

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Loved this John, thank you for sharing. And congrats of 50 editions!

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John, so much wisdom in here. And you expressed it in a beautiful and elegant fashion. I would quote several thoughts but im not sure I could stop, and then the whole essay would be copied here in the comments! Nice job and congrats on 50!

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John I used your visual as a bedtime story for the kids. There’s a children’s book called Mr Gamal’s gratitude glasses your image reminded me of... I like the visuals that come with your essays and grays on a milestone! I also would like to understand how you pick the visuals that go with the essay.

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Congrats on 50 editions, John!!! 👏🏼

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I missed this the first time around. How? Anyways. Every single one, a winner. For myself and passing along to my younger kids.

But the visual on 8 - Stop comparing yourself to others, just outdo your own self by 0.01% on yesterday is my favourite.

(Oh, and the wisdom in 17 - dont talk down to children)

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