Prudent Advice

Life Lessons for My Daughter

Category Archives: Finding your passion

#84 There is no such thing as “shallow.”

People refer to other people as “shallow” as a way of describing the other person’s values as superficial. “Superficial values” is an oxymoron. You may have good reason to believe that what is important to someone else in fact isn’t important at all, but slapping a label like “shallow” on them only elucidates your own inability to empathize.

#83 Sometimes you will feel alone.

It is a part of the human condition, and it is both inevitable and imperative that you experience this feeling. You will notice a variety of different responses to it throughout your lifetime: feelings like fear, relief, loneliness, desperation, even pleasure. All you can do is experience your solitude and observe your feelings about it.