Great piece Shime.

I always find myself nodding along in agreement when I read your writing and this time was no exception.

Here’s a few things you made me think:

I have always been fascinated by the gap between knowledge and wisdom.

And these days I feel that in one sense knowledge is knowing what you should do and wisdom is doing it.

I liked the way you connected the Chesterton quote to cycling. I feel the same way about walking.

The city I see when I drive through it, is vastly different to the city I see when I walk it thought it.

And I really related to your experience of having to go it alone, if you want to do something. I have been seriously skateboarding for more than 20 years and in that time I have had so many groups of friends stop skating and I found other groups and then they’ve stopped. Eventually, I realised if I want to keep skating indefinitely - there will just be a bunch of times I have to go alone.

And nowadays, I actually like going for solo skates it’s somewhat meditative.

Thanks Shime

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The part of this that really struck me was the line about how we have to do it alone.

That’s probably why every new tasks seems daunting to me. There’s no one to encourage or remind me and no one to blame if something goes wrong. Just me to start and succeed or fail.

Part of the struggle is finding the strength to push yourself to act.

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Life has to be lived if one wants to remain alive.

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Nov 1, 2023Liked by Hrvoje Šimić

Chesterton is a great circling path 😉

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Sep 6, 2023Liked by Hrvoje Šimić

I related to this so much! I find I have also let myself slide into passivity as of late. It's just so easy to not. But life is in the doing. You have inspired me to pick up my yoga mat and move.

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Thank you Evelyn. I'm glad I have inspired you to fight the passivity.

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I totally agree with you about starting something and one you do then the resources you need will enter your life just when you need them.

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