Uncommon Sense

Why we should fall in love with paradox

It was dusk, I was in a hurry, it looked like a tiny (tiny, tiny) cricket, but I knew it wasn’t, and had to try to catch it in the grass… can you imagine?

tiny frogs

Why we should fall in love with paradox:

  • It’s a game changer
  • Few look for paradox
  • Fewer still look to exploit it
  • It’s way more exciting than tried and true (and boring) (and potentially obsolete)

Paradox: a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory

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Completely Different?

The misunderstood paradox of simplification

surprised look
don't look so surprised...

People think that simplification will make their lives easy. It doesn’t. And this leads to terminal apathy, excuses, and ultimately, quitting.

What everyone ought to consider then is this – simplification makes your life easier (not easy). Easier. Get it? Easier.

Seriously, imagine life without simplifying it.

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Day To Day


Why is this bear in pictures from all over the world?

Ever ask why?

Why am I so organized?

Why am I so disorganized?

Why do I care so much?

Why don’t I care very much?

Life is an ongoing battle to make good choices.

What do you do to stay focused on good?

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Sad, But True

From Pathetic Team To Super Bowl Champs
From Pathetic Team To Super Bowl Champs

Every situation, properly perceived, is an opportunity.

Sad, but true.

It’s awesome because of the possibilities it opens up.

It’s sad because so few buy into it.

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Nine Months Later


How Will You Know?
How Will You Know?

Did you say something?

Yes. I said something.

Weren’t you paying attention?



“We judge ourselves by our intentions, others judge us by our behaviors.” — David M (?)