Habits of a thoughtful person: reads widely, with a dictionary and online search at hand; listens to the considered thoughts of others; seeks out and appreciates knowledge, beauty, and art; writes a record of thoughts.
The same tool can take you to heaven or hell depending on how you use it. The more powerful the tool, the more acutely you get there.
In most cases, it is possible to curate a much better education from free online resources than attending schools and universities.
Can I have a “filter out politics” category on Twitter? I don’t want to see more than half the tweets in my feed.
I think that Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations is a remarkable historical document on how stoic philosophy was interpreted and practiced in antiquity; it’s all the more startling that it was written as the private thoughts of a man who ruled Rome.
Art is a metaphysical act to be experienced in its raw entirety. Overanalysis subdues and confines the meaning.
If you are going to be addicted to something, be addicted to knowledge.