Adapt not just to survive, but to thrive
Forget "What's the meaning of life?" What is it that keeps us plodding forward, one foot in front of the other, through life? How do you cope with the realization, somewhere around mid-life, that you have gained everything you aspired to, yet in the process lost your sense of self? The greatest regret in life is not Death, but the fear of Not Having Lived. To Live, not just Exist, is to make choices, yes, but also to adapt to any consequences, positive and negative, arising from those choices. Seems reasonable, except that adaptation means giving something up, even when it leads to a more desirable end. So, change is not just a matter of making a choice, but of discriminating among choices, to determine where your best interest lies, then activating positive intentions.
00:40 What keeps us going?
03:07 Social Mislearning
04:51 A 'success' disposition
07:06 Objective measures of success vs happiness
07:21 Millionaire Next Door
10:07 Willow trees (with pictures)
12:42 Martial arts
17:11 Adapt for Survival
19:48 Negative adaptation
21:02 Adapt even/especially to situations you cannot control
22:33 Reflect on how you have already adapted
24:36 Life as an immigrant wife
27:54 Adaptation is a choice
29:05 Dr Allensworth on diet adaptation
30:31 Need to adapt adaptations
31:18 Adapting to home officing
32:28 Adaptation = Willingness to let go of something
34:44 Gratitude despite having 'less'
36:25 Do not blindly adapt
39:09 Positive intentions establish Flow