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Isn't it the mantra of life, you've gotta give up something to get something? In the grinding pursuits of life we calibrate and reason ourselves into believing that the direction we are taking is for the best. However, Jacob touched upon the caveat to prioritize carefully.

As an entrepreneur the past few years have taught me few things about giving up to get something...I tried prioritizing but can't make up for the lost time (5years) to connect with my parents back in India.

@ JACOB: Congrats! If you have figured out a way to be happy...that's the best thing in life my friend. Your closing note was awesome! One of my favorite quotes by Gandhi "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever".

I did know that ;-) Thankfully I fell in love with books at a very early age and still am - that saves me from watching TV or surfing for hours on many occasions.

My synapses fire best when I am running; that's when I do my best thinking. Many of the best blog posts here where inspired by a run in the park. Curious about your big plan, Tom.

Hi Valeria:

Did you know web surfing (and twitter, reader, etc) has real addictive potential?

You get a dopamine hit when you find new and interesting information - so you do more of that. Take a look.

http://humanvoice.wordpress.com/2008/03/19/why-we-surf/

TO'B

(I'm about to step away from the computer, move to another room and start working on a "big plan")

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