Malafama 1981 (Alberto García Martín) publishes in the same Spanish publishing house as Haruki Murakami or Rupi Kaur. He writes stories to wake up. Because he has spent his life asleep. His passion is…
Living a good life is the goal of all of us. But also was the target of the ones who came to the world before you and me.
Sometimes, we forget that: we are not the unique generation who search for happiness. But we think that our reality is different from that of our ancestors. And because of that, we assume that their advice doesn’t work anymore.
And that’s not true.
I know, I know… we have internet, smartphones, Alexa, Macdonald, Uber, Ipad, electronic things that give us massages. You name it.
This is not another “Do as I say, and you will get rich” article.
I consider you an intelligent person. And I would never think of insulting your intelligence with such sensationalist articles.
Now that you know what this article is not, I will tell you what it is,
These five points that I will share with you are the ones…
Sometimes we forget that Marcus Aurelius wrote his famous meditations for himself. Not for others. And to keep that in mind is powerful.
Because every piece of advice, reproach, or warning… he gave to himself.
He needed to keep his mind in harmony. Otherwise, he would not have been able to lead his great empire.
Marcus Aurelius learned from life as all other human beings do: by trial and error. He wrote down the lessons that helped him not to make the same mistakes over and over again. Marcus Aurelius needed to get results. …
Have you ever felt lost on your way to success?
You are not the only person who has felt this way. It has happened to many of us.
Many of us have gone through dark periods, full of insecurity and frustration. And at the end of them, we have learned some lessons that we will never forget.
Life lessons were so simple and subtle that they are hard to see even though they are right under your nose.
These lessons are pearls of knowledge, that when you know them to save you a lot of heartache along the way.
“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” — Dale Carnegie
As the famous Roman poet, Publilius Syrus said, “a foul tongue is a sign of a bad heart.” More directly, you are not exactly a good person.
Some people will not stop complaining. Every minute of every day, they are protesting something.
What’s the meaning of life?
Who knows? Maybe, just be. And we complicate all.
That’s why I like to trace philosophical thought. Maybe some philosophers got some information that will allow us to have a more pleasant life.
As a result of that search… I found a little treatise that Schopenhauer wrote for his personal use.
The manual was called literally: Lehre von der Glückseligkeit (Doctrine of Happiness).
He compiled fifty rules for life. These rules serve to lead a happy life in spite of all adversities.
After reading and analyzing the entire book, I wanted to summarize and synthesize…
“The price an artist has to pay for doing what s/he wants to do is that s/he has to do it.”
But it’s not as easy as it sounds. We can’t all be Honore de Balzac, who went to bed at six in the evening. Slept seven hours, got up at once in the morning, and started writing without pause for 7 hours, accompanied by his mythical cup of black coffee.
Most writers and artists are easily dispersed. …
No matter what path you choose, you have to face adversity.
There is no such thing as an easy way. Trouble awaits you on every road on which you drive your life.
Success is a ladder that does not allow you to skip steps. But we want to think that it does. We want to believe in shortcuts.
Do you believe in UFOs?
I didn’t believe it until 2008. But that year, the impossible happened.
It was August. I was the co-driver in a friend’s car. We were leaving the town of Bejar in the direction of Salamanca. And around two o’clock in the afternoon, looking at the horizon, we saw what appeared to be the morning star.
The morning star is visible early in the morning, just before sunrise. So it didn’t make much sense that we could see it. But we didn’t stop to think about it. …