25 Illustrated Ideas That Could Change Your Life

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Socrates, considered as one of the founders of Western philosophy, was once named the wisest man on earth by the Oracle of Delphi. When Socrates heard that the oracle had made such a comment, he believed that the statement was wrong.

Socrates said: “ I know one thing: that I know nothing.”

You might be a wise person, but still, you know nothing. You can learn from everything and everyone. Over the years, I’ve been blessed to have great mentors, teachers, family, friends, that taught me about life.

We might learn things quickly, but we often forget things at the same rate — and sometimes we need to remind ourselves of the things we’ve learned.

Here are 25 of those reminders that others taught me. Illustrated by Maren Katelaan.

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Declutter Your Life. Declutter Your Mind.

Get Rid Of Shit You Don’t Use
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Over the past three years, I’ve moved house close to a dozen times. Most people experience moving house as a stressful event. Initially, I was no different. But I’ve learned to love it for one reason: It forced me to think about my possessions.

Too much stuff makes moving and living complex. And I like the opposite.

When I moved to London from The Netherlands in 2014, it was the first time I took the time to get rid of almost everything I owned.

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