How a reassessment of our assumptions can lead to a happier life.

Let me tell you about my favourite quote in the world: Memento Mori.

Memento Mori is an old Latin phrase, which essentially translates to “remember death.”

This phrase is said to have originated from an ancient Roman tradition where a humble servant would walk behind a victorious general as he marched through town in celebration of his win. However, the tradition was that this servant following the general would whisper in his ear “Hominem te esse memento. Memento mori.” which translates to “Remember that you are but man…

Life is all about the little things. Practicing gratitude everyday for those little things will allow you to bring more happiness into your life. Living with intention will bring the purpose and meaning into your life that we are all searching for. Stop searching and realize that the true joys of life aren’t buried in the future, but rather are all around us in the present.

“Ok thanks Paolo for stating a bunch of cliches.”

Yes, they’re cliche, but these are all things I notice that I need to remind myself of more often. In the past couple months, I’ve…

Taken by myself — see for more

Last December I turned 22, and it’s put me in a very reflective mood lately. There’s a lot of change going on — aside from the obvious crazy state of the world right now, I also moved out from my parents place a couple months ago, I’m on my 22nd year of life, I just finished my last semester of University, it is now 2021, and I just started a new chapter of my life with my career. …

Practice Photo by Caleb Oquendo

How to achieve greatness with the 10,000 hour rule.

The beginning.

In second grade, my dad told me “you should learn music.”

My grandfather (my dad’s dad) was a musician. He played piano and was an amazing tenor singer. I remember times when he would visit, and after dinners he’d get on the piano bench, and sing while playing the keyboard.

My dad learnt piano as well, so being a musician was sort of a family thing. He got my grandfather to teach me a bit of piano when I was in the first grade, but my grandfather told me my hands…

Paolo Sabater

A collection of thoughts, stories, and notes-to-self. I was too lazy to buy a real journal so here I am.

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