You have no idea what you're doing. This is great, says author Neil Gaiman in a commencement speech at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Being unfamiliar with established rules and limits is a plus when you're trying to be creative and make things: "If you don't know it's impossible, it's easier to do."
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Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker's weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life.
There's nothing wrong with spending money, but we often mindlessly spend money on crap we don't need. Our brains are easily manipulated into consuming, and as financial writer Cait Flanders reminds us: "What consumes your mind controls your life." And your finances.
Time is something we all wish we had more of, but it's unfortunately a finite resource. Whether you're trying to be less flaky, or you can't seem to ever be on time for anything, it can help to remember that time is valuable for everyone.
No one wants to be considered dull, whether you're meeting new people or trying to impress familiar ones. The quote above from Steal Like An Artist author Austin Kleon reminds us that the key to becoming a more interesting person is to become more interested.