ANNA PENG

No Need For a Microphone

You don’t have to be the loudest in the room. You only have to worry about creating things that people will care about (if they care about it enough, they will be loud for you).


Stuff Happens

And when it does, it sucks for a while. 

The good news is that we get used to stuff all the time. 

It also has a name. The phenomenon of getting used to stuff is called hedonic adaptation. 

Hedonic adaptation shows us that despite positive or negative events, we inevitably find our balance and stabilize.

We intrinsically perform the balancing act even when we don’t want to.

While things might suck for a bit, we find our moments of peace and solace to keep sane. It happens.


Does Anticipation Help?

Everybody knows you can’t predict the future. You can make sweeping generalizations, but it has not been scientifically proven that humans can predict what exactly lies ahead. 

Anticipation means expecting something to come. Waiting for something to happen.

Well if it’s fact that we can’t predict what lies ahead, is it helpful to anticipate whether good or bad? Is it helpful to expect something to happen when it hasn’t happened yet, to live in a future state whereas the reality is right here, where you are right now? 

Drawing a fine line between the present and an anticipated future means having to choose between what you can do now and what you can expect to do in the future.

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