Strong Opinions, Loosely Held

By Elizabeth Filips

Heya, I'm Elizabeth, a medical student and painter in London. Some Sundays I write about exploring meaning, productivity, little pleasures and just navigating life. And some of my favourite things that week.

Heya, I'm Elizabeth, a medical student and painter in London. Some Sundays I write about exploring meaning, productivity, little pleasures and just navigating life. And some of my favourite things that week.

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#57・

You're not helping, you need help

"There is no limit to what morality can ask of us."Todd May, with Readwise

 
#56・

When to-do-lists become intrusive thoughts

"We’re not trying to be free of our stuff, we’re trying to justify keeping it."Michael Alan Singer, with Readwise

#55・

Why smart children become sad adults

"There is no limit to what morality can ask of us."Todd May, with Readwise

 
#54・

Hey, what's your default?

"Decency isn’t concerned with tradition, it’s the acknowledgement that other people are like us, have things to do, places to be, needs and worries."Morality for the Rest of Us, with Readwise

 
#53・

Reward, Ridicule and Ruthlessness: Why you're too 'strong' to be successful

Extra:Tough love: aggressive self-talk to fight past fear of failure in an individual who has poor self-worth, no sense of security in the world and conditional self-acceptance to attempt a task that is triggering visceral fear and insecurity in wounds that h…

 
#52・

I WROTE A BOOK! Organised Chaos is out now 👽

Get 20% off the bundle for the first 24h: link here.Heya, I mentioned a few weeks back that I'd decided to write a book - well I managed to finish my Guide to Success without Habits or Consistency!If you've been watching or reading my stuff for a while now, …

 
#51・

Sorry, but you have a gambling problem

"I’m smart enough now to know I’m stupid."Andy Weir, with Readwise

 
#50・

I’ll do anything for love (but not that)

"I’m smart enough now to know I’m stupid."Andy Weir, with Readwise

 
#49・

The Abuse that Keeps on Giving

"The one who notices is already free."Michael Singer, with Readwise

 
#48・

I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT 👀

Heya! Welcome to the family,As a natural introvert, I thrive in solitude. However, when I do run into someone likeminded (nerdy, over-thinker, distractible, indecisive STEM lover and art-hoe), I love life. I’ve met so many people like this on the internet, an…

#47・

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Ambition

"Remember you used to believe all types of nonsense until recently."Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, with Readwise

 
#46・

Tough love doesn’t always work

‘Always cut the cards, Woodie,’ he would say. ‘You may lose anyhow—but not as often, nor as much. And when you do lose, smile.’Time enough for love - Heinlein Robert, with Readwise

 
#45・

You’re not indecisive, you have poor boundaries

If you're smart you should be able to be happy.— Naval Ravikant, with Readwise

 
#44・

An underrated source of happiness

There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead and when she was good she was criticised anyway.— -Elan Golomb, with Readwise

 
#43・

Why I ignore my problems

The better the world gets, the more we have to lose, the more we have to lose, the less we have to hope for.— Mark Manson, with Readwise

 
#42・

I want to have it all

If you're smart you should be able to be happy— Naval Ravikant, with Readwise

 
#41・

How to be genuinely interesting

The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.— Neil Gaiman,…

 
#40・

What do you owe your younger self?

iPhone photo “memories” are dangerous. My phone recently resurfaced a photo of a younger me and I became irrationally emotional. I tend to generally avoid looking at the few photos of my childhood I have, because of this exact reason. They often make me want …

 
#39・

Do you need to fire yourself?

And what in fluctuating appearance hovers, Ye shall fix by lasting thoughts.— Goethe, with Readwise

 
#38・

Do you have a Pride Dichotomy?

We are all in the habit of giving to what we feel a form of expression which differs so much from, and which we nevertheless after a little time take to be, reality itself.— Proust, with Readwise