16 February 2010

about the flame of this world

A friend told me this story, and I’ve never forgotten it. …[G. Gordon] Liddy…once held his hand over a candle flame until his flesh burned. Someone asked, ‘What’s your secret?’ and he replied, ‘The secret is not to care.’
I think about this phrase constantly: ‘The secret is not to care.’ Because if I don’t want to let certain things make me unhappy, the secret is not to care.


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