number eight: get interested
The usual way of conducting one’s life is to concern oneself primarily with those things that directly impact or interest ‘me’. And by ‘me’ I mean ‘you’.
However, at any given moment, the percentage of observable phenomena in the universe that have any bearing on ‘you’ whatsoever is so vanishingly small that ‘you’ might as well not even mention it. Except, of course, that it’s really important to ‘you’, isn’t it?
The only solution to this frankly lousy predicament is to widen your horizons a little bit and start to asses reality and it’s merits based on something besides servicing your sense of utterly delusional self-importance. If ‘you’ actually want to understand what’s going on well enough to create anything of interest to yourself , ‘you’ need to set yourself aside and actually start to care about everything else that’s going on. Feel free to vanish up your own ass into self obsession if you want, but sooner or later the universe will recycle your ass and no one will know the difference. Except insofar as it happens to service their own self obsession in that particular moment.
It’s not about you.
It’s never been about you.
It will never be about you.
It all goes along just fine without you.
Get over it.