I don’t even really think I have much more to share about the above. Obviously, I agree with it.
I don’t want to live with “what if?” in my life, as I have in the past.
I don’t want to stay with negative, toxic things just because it’s “easier.”
I do want to have fun, explore, laugh, be engaged, challenge myself, be more open to new ideas, share what I love, listen to other people’s passions, indulge in some fun things that I know are “bad” for me (every now and then), and I do want to be an example of all that to the students I am sometimes privileged to work with.
My next step: if they have the above printed in card form, I think that I will buy a ton of them and give that to all I truly interact with. What they do with it afterwards is totally up to them.
(ps: the only thing I kinda sorta slightly disagree with: I like TV. Sue me. I will now only cut out what is, imo, wasteful viewing, by turning off the TV when I’m not engaged. We can all do that: walk away from what is not engaging).