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SAME OLD THING
YES!
YOU CAN SOLVE ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS BY DOING THE SAME OLD THING!

There's nothing like doing the SAME OLD THING everyday. It's the totally overlooked SECRET OF HAPPINESS That man has been searching for SINCE TIME BEGAN.

Get up every morning at the same time. Brush your teeth in exactly the same way as every other morning. Eat the same thing for breakfast every monday. Go to the same job, come home to the same family, watch the same shows on TV. Why does this make people happy? NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE!

But just think...

  1. IT MAKES TINY THRILLS INTO BIG THRILLS.

    Going to a movie and buying some popcorn is no big deal. But it would be a big deal IF YOU HAD JUST SPENT TEN YEARS IN PRISON. If you do the same things in the same way everyday, then when you do something a little differently it does becomes a Big Thrill. Someone else who leads an unstructured life would have to try hangliding or robbing a bank to experience the thrill you could get just by walking around a different block on your daily 12.5 minute walk between your shower and breakfast. You can experience immense thrills without danger because you are into THE SAME OLD THING!

  2. BOREDOM IS BEAUTIFUL

    Boredom is one of the things people hate most and will do anything to avoid. People will do dangerous things they don't even like and get into big trouble and wonder why later just to avoid being bored for even a minute.

    Still, if you just let yourself be bored and keep on doing whats boring you, you often find that after a while great things happen. Practicing the piano everyday is boring, but you keep doing it anyway. Eventually you find yourself at a party where, for the first time in you'r life, beautiful mysterious strangers are anxious to go home with you just because you can play a few tunes.

    What is even more amazing is that after a while you'r no longer bored while doing these boring things. In fact, you start to enjoy them, then you start to love them, and soon you can't live without them.

  3. TIME SMOOTHES ALL STONES

    Many problems in life and the art of living are just too complex to solve quickly. For instance the problem of where to put the rubber bands you take off the newspaper each day, in the trash, on a doorknob, or in the junk drawer in your kitchen. The answer is an individual thing.

    If you do the same things everyday you eventually work out perfect solutions to each problem! A perfect way of squeezing toothpaste out of the tube, a perfect way of making your morning cup of coffee, a perfect way of reading the newspaper. Then you combine all these perfect operations into perfect systems. After a while you notice your life has become simple and smooth, like one of those beautiful shiny stones you find on the beach, all the rough edges worn away by endless repetition. While you'r days become easier and easier, until they seem to be totally effortless, you notice that you'r getting more and more done. Eventually all the things you used to run everywhichway trying so hard to achieve, like money, power, fame, self respect, delicious food, good friends and good times, seem to come pouring in out of nowhere in tremendous quantities as if from a never ending stream. And all because you turned your back on the new, the faddish, the latest "now" lifestyle in this weeks magazine articles, and chose instead to follow the beautifully boring timeless zen lifestyle that religious masters have endorsed since time began:

THE SAME OLD THING!


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