<aside> ✨ These values serve a few purposes:

It's a living document that I reflect on from time to time. It's also not comprehensive; it captures the most resonant values— the ones I want driving my decisions at this stage of my life— but not everything I care about.

The "even over" articulates what I'm willing to trade off in reasonable quantities in order to honor my values.


Live, work, and learn elegantly

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” — E.F. Schumacher

“There are several ways to perform almost any act - an efficient, workable, artistic way and a careless, indifferent, sloppy way. Care and artistry are worth the trouble. They can be a satisfaction to the practitioner and a joy to all beholders.” — Helen Nearing


Trust the gold

“As we’ve seen, all criticism, attack, insults, and judgments vanish when we focus attention on hearing the feelings and needs behind a message. The more we practice in this way, the more we realize a simple truth: behind all those messages we’ve allowed ourselves to be intimidated by are just individuals with unmet needs appealing to us to contribute to their well-being." — Marshall Rosenberg