Krista Tippett is a national treasure. She was recently interviewed by Pico Iyer, another human being of infinite richness. I listened to the interview twice today.

Some of the best takeaways:

  • “If your inner life is rich, your outer life will never be puny.”
  • “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”
  • Virtues to cultivate: Love, hope, doubt, and surprise
  • Cynicism is easy. Hope is harder. And it’s not the same as optimism.
  • “Pleasure is a virtue. […] Whatever there is to take pleasure in, do that.”