September 18

HUMAN KINDNESS DAY

MIND

Ben Carson 1951

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Dr. Carson has many years of experience weighing risks and applies his Best/Worst Analysis by asking himself the following four questions:

  1. What is the best thing that can happen if I do this?
  2. What is the worst thing that can happen if I do this?
  3. What is the best thing that can happen if I don’t do it?
  4. What is the worst thing that can happen if I don’t do it?

*What have you been putting off because you weren’t sure if you should do it or not? Today is the day. Apply Ben Carson’s Best/Worst analysis to what you want to do.

BODY

Lance Armstrong 1971

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What is more relevant: Armstrong’s seven tainted Tour wins or the millions who found in him a reason to believe?

*Take on the last leg of the Tour de France, on a stationary bike today. 116 km. No PEDs needed.

SOUL

Jada Pinkett Smith 1971

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Jada went on to detail her experiences with other religions arguing that she practices “human kindness” instead of any specific religion.

*Thank you Jada! If everyone practiced “human kindness”, the world would be a much better place.

MONEY

Rick Pitino 1952

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There is one criterion that shows how important Pitino has been to Louisville’s athletic department and why his job had survived until now: He led Louisville as it became the richest NCAA men’s basketball program, and it is not even close.

*When you create value, you can get away with a lot more than someone who doesn’t. But there is a breaking point for everyone.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jason Sudeikis 1975 – watch We’re the Millers

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Stylist:
OK, what are we doing today?

David Clark:
“Yeah. I say, give me somethin’ that says, ‘I get up every morning at 5:30 and commute for an hour and a half to some bullshit job where my jag-off boss expects me to kiss his balls all day just so I can afford to keep my ungrateful, screaming kids decked out in Dora the explorer shit and my wife up to her fat ass in self-help videos until the day I get up the courage to put a shotgun in my mouth.”

*Watch We’re the Millers to see the horrors of a forced family life. But by the end it all works out for the family of drug smugglers.

FOOD

James Gandolfini 1961 – ziti al forno

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http://www.food.com/recipe/ziti-al-forno-from-the-sopranos-family-cookbook-73939

“No F*ckin’ Ziti?”

Tony tells his mother, that he expects her to be at A.J.’s birthday party with her baked ziti, she calls the house later, crying, to cancel. A.J. responds to the news appropriately frustrated, as he’s now expected to celebrate his birthday with no ziti.

“Best in the State, Far as I’m Concerned.”

It’s the last Soprano family meal we see them enjoy together. As they consult their menus, one thing unites them: a basket of onion rings.

https://www.mylatinatable.com/homemade-extra-crispy-onion-rings/

*Enjoy this ziti al forno while watching the first episode of The Sopranos. Make a basket of onion rings to eat while watching the last episode of The Sopranos.

SNUB – James Marsden 1973

Review –

  • Take the risk
  • 116 km bike ride
  • Practice human kindness
  • Create value
  • Watch We’re the Millers
  • Make ziti al forno and onion rings

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Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

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