And Stoic philosophy. The great writings of the Romans, why don’t you use it to make your own life better instead of using it to yet again further your work? I’ll tell you why: because you don’t have a life. All you do is work, and thus all you ever see is how things can contribute to that work. Here’s a wild idea for you: meditate because it’s good for you. Do it because you want to find inner calm and peace. Do it so you can find an insight into how your mind works. Doing it just to be able to squeeze more work in? God, what a waste of an amazing practice.
Meditation is the main practice of Buddhism and a way of achieving greater insight into the mind, spirit, universe and human nature. People spend their whole lives practicing it, discovering new things about themselves and the meaning of existence. Of course the elite of Silicon Valley now use it as a tool so they can squeeze in more work each day. Honestly, I’m all for Bruce Lee’s philosophy of taking from everything, discarding what is useless and making what’s useful your own, but this is ridiculous.