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Good Comment and on Intek: "To know and not to do is not yet to know"

Lester Buck just sent me this great zen koan:

"To know and not to do is not yet to know."

I agree. I've spent a lot of time thinking about this topic, and I came to the conclusion that there's no good word for this phenomenon. Thus, "Intek" -

intek: hybrid of “internalize” and ancient Greek “teknik”

intek: To go from a state of knowing a craft or skill theoretically to knowing how to perform that craft or skill in the real world.

Year in Review: 2013

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Welcome to 2014. For me, it feels like my year started in June. Being on a semester system in school, it feels like January-May was a totally different year.

It's been a bit exciting, if not grueling. I've grown a lot, but at the same time, I've fallen back towards resistance and am still struggling with Step 1 of How To Take Control of Your Life. When I let the biggest hindrance go, I start to look for something to fill the time with, and sadly, I fell back into it.

I was wrong about a ton of stuff this year, but I can also say I was also really right about a lot, too. I've probably made a ton of mistakes that are going to affect me in the long run, but the time to change my life is coming up one week into the New Year, so we'll see how it goes.

I think I'm struggling the most with a sense of direction. I know what I want to do in the long run, but right now, no options seem viable for my unique situation. Yes, maybe I'm a teenager convinced that I'm a special snowflake, but it's still difficult in the present. One of the best skills you can have is to look at your present hardship as how you do when you look at your hardship in hindsight.

All I can attest to doing this year is trying.

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