Retreat

非淡泊无以明志,非宁静无以致远 -诸葛亮

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, …, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. - Henry David Thoreau

I will be on a retreat from today onwards. This involves

  1. reading, writing and meditating
  2. more time for self-reflection

Why

  1. better understand myself and the world
  2. become a more empathetic person to others and myself
  3. make progress on projects that help others (instead of getting drowned in replying messages)
  4. experiment - an unexamined life is not worth living

This implies

  1. I will only open instant messaging apps and emails between 11:10-11:15 and 19:10-19:15 every day (except Saturday which is the offline day)
    • Thus, I may not have enough time to read and reply every instant message because the blocker extension will close all social media sites outside the specified hours. I may still send emails but all incoming emails are redirected out of the default mail box and will not be checked outside active hours
  2. I will not be able to attend social events until the retreat ends

What does this mean to you:

Please forgive my delayed replies and regretful declination to invitations

BUT please feel free to reach out to me if I can be of any help. Drop me a message for my emergency contact. Helping others is part of the retreat, too.

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Tim

Personalizing medicine

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