The Worst Thing Is To Miss It
Last modified on November 09, 2021

I loved taking Social Dance II at Stanford, and I really loved the way that Richard Powers taught it. He connected dance to life; it's all about being in the moment, noticing and reacting to the people around you, noticing the good in life…which relates to Gratitude. I was just thinking about how gratitude is kind of a "hack" against the onslaught of hedonic adaptation. Most of the time, I'm sitting on a mountain of good fortune, and I've completely forgotten it's there. But if I get reminded of that good fortune somehow, it really puts things in a different perspective.