Wait at least a month before buying anything to see if you really need it. If it is a big purchase, give it at least three months. If you still want it, give it a little more time. If you’re buying something just to get laid, then you should already own it. – El Gorto
When everything sucks, some know-it-all says it could be worse. And when all is good, some wiseacre says it could be better. I say…sorry, I lost my train of thought. – El Gorto, Commencement Speech, Kenyon College, 2020
I am a graduating philosophy student at Cornell College in Iowa and am a huge fan of yours. Your book, Finding Balance, really helped me with both my yoga poses and when things were not going so well with my boyfriend.
I am finishing my Honors Thesis on Nietzsche’s The Gay Science. My question to you, El Gorto, is simply, how do you apply Nietzsche’s philosophy in your day-to-day life?
Molly Ringwalder Mount Vernon, Iowa
It’s hard to be sure of anything, but I do know Mount Vernon is in Virginia, and Cornell is in Ithaca, New York. So don’t try to fool me.
As far as applying Nietzsche to my everyday life, simple: That which doesn’t kill El Gorto, makes El Gorto stronger.