Welcome to Life Truth or Dare
If you haven’t read in the About section, I’m Nathan and I am fascinated by education, inspiration, and empowerment.
Life Truth or Dare is my deeply personal project to share lessons with the world about how to lead slower, calmer, happier, more compassionate, more joyful, and more meaningful lives.
Where these lessons come from:
~ Some of these lessons may come from my gut because I’m so grateful to be naturally calm, joyful, and loving.
~ Others may come from experiences, explorations, and reflections of my own life, especially after mistakes and failures. (People often teach what they wish they always knew!)
~ Some more may come from my own observations of the world.
~ Others may come from reading books, listening to people, and learning from anyone and anything.
Let’s exchange vows
If I could have all readers read a certain page, it would be this one.
The vows below are very important to me. I hope you take the time to read them.
My Vows to You During This Project
I vow that much of what makes it into this public project actually starts in my own private offline writings and that sometimes I am afraid of hitting publish. But I vow that what is personal is often universal. And I vow to share.
I vow that I am human, that I fail often and slip even more, and that I am not a perfect master of what I preach. I vow that I may feel a bit odd teaching some of this stuff when I have lived only 27 years of life. But I vow that through all my mistakes and failures, I now have a pretty clear sense—but not perfect execution—of what works for individuals to be happier and also a keen vision of what makes this world better and more wonderful. I very much want those things. And I vow to teach.
I vow to be vulnerable and strong, confident and unsure, naive and wise. I vow to speak of principles that contradict themselves because there is little that is definite in life. I vow to say what I believe, whether conventional and cliched or different and controversial. I vow to be proud of my successes without fear of your jealousy and I vow to be free to pinpoint my failures without fear of your judgement. I vow to be myself. I vow to be real.
Your Vows to Me During This Project
You vow to be understanding—that this is my writing, my art, my observations, my opinions, my lessons, my discoveries, my life. You vow to respect my opinions and the time it takes me to run this project.
You vow to agree that the world has lots to learn from each other, including you from me and me from you. You vow to agree that this is my own site and not everything here works for everyone. You vow to use your own judgment to decide what to learn and what to dismiss.
You vow to be open and accepting to what I say during your time here on this site. But most of all, you vow that whenever something I say rings true to you, you will gather some strength, make some changes, think about your life, and do as much as you can to add to your own happiness, inner peace, and world peace.
Is that a deal? Great.
Let’s play truth or dare.