The Darkest Pit

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on April 21, 2020 - 6:36pm

One of the most powerful scenes in the Shawshank Redemption is when Andy (the main character) locks out the prison guards from their office and plays an operetta from Figaro for all the prisoners in the yard to hear.

The prisoners all stop what they're doing and listen to the beautiful music as it reminds them that yes, even though they've committed horrible crimes, they are still human.

When asked later why he did it, Andy answered "To remind myself there are parts of me they (the system or society) can never get to."

You cease to be a human and become an animal when you lose that part of yourself.

That message is about having parts of you that are safe and protected. It could not come at a more important time as it seems like our world is losing its mind.

So how do you do that? In a world that's trying it's best to show you that everything is lost and there is no hope left, how do you maintain that part of you that makes you a human being?

Here Is What We Covered

  • The most important thing you need to do upon which all other choices depend. The problem is you'll have to make this choice many times over and over before it becomes a piece of your identity.
  • How to proceed after you've made that choice.
  • A practical strategy for limiting your time on social media, without missing out on any updates.

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