Walden by Henry David Thoreau The original classic first published in 1854 never gets old. Life in the woods, as experienced by Thoreau's 2 years there, or, in my case, 30 years by the sea, quiets the mind. A must read.
Walden Two by BF Skinner A description of Utopia as envisioned by the behaviorist author first published in 1945.
I received this bit of randomness in the mail, a postcard advert for a home for sale, not so far away. It has been accumulating lust in my heart for several weeks, so I scanned it and now my lust can go online and I can share it with the world.
When I look at such a place, I breathe more deeply, my feeling for life is greatly enhanced. I want to live in such a place. And never move away.
Not that where I live is substandard. But I would love to see the dolphins play in the surf each day, and have private steps to a frisbee beach below, to let my toes play in the sand.
I can see myself in such a place. But it's way more costly than I can pay right now. It would need to be paid for fully, and the taxes each year as well. And I'm sure I'd want a toy or two to fill the extra garage space...
How could I create such a thing to be real in my life? Maybe it's time I go back to work, do something productive with my life, something worthwhile for the world in general. Maybe Think - Plan - Do - Repeat will help.