Don't Punish Yourself

At school a 'Buddhist' tranquillity would have got me smashed on the head, but if I gnawed my pencil and crunched up as if in agony, my teachers would perceive me as 'trying' and would either write the answer for me or veer off and torment someone else. This strategy kept me safe but it didn't teach me anything, and it carried the risk that 'thinking' might become a 'forced activity', never again to be experienced as effortless.


"We only try when we don't trust the forces within us [...] Sometimes being average is the best possible strategy."

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