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Inspired by evy’s ever-changing manifesto, this evolving document helps guide me towards the life I want to live.


Responsibility is the willingness to take ownership of one’s actions and obligations. It reflects a strong sense of duty and the ability to fulfill commitments with diligence and integrity.

I embrace responsibility when I consider the impact of my choices and strive to make positive contributions throughout my life.


What a beautiful head - Alas, there are no brains in it

What a beautiful head - Alas, there are no brains in it.
Cleverness is the ability to think quickly, solve problems creatively, and display intellectual agility (Festina lente). It reflects ingenuity and resourcefulness, the willingness to navigate challenges and find innovative solutions.

I embrace cleverness when I observe my surroundings, make connections, act with wit, and develop my “Hollistic Knowledge”.


Budai with Children & Lanterns

Appreciation is the recognition and gratitude for beauty and significance - in people, experiences, and things. It is acknowledging and expressing gratitude for the positive aspects of life, and fostering a sense of contentment and mindfulness in all things.

I embrace appreciation when I acknowledge the present moment, stop to smell the flowers, and seek to understand complexities in life.


Resilience is the capacity to bounce back and adapt in the face of adversity, setbacks, or challenges. It embodies the ability to remain strong, composed and optimistic when navigating tough circumstances.

I am resilient when I persevere through adversity, act with “mental toughness”, and keep a mindset that allows me to grow from failures and setbacks, so that I may emerge stronger and more determined.


Versatility is the quality of being adaptable and flexible in different situations or roles. It is to posess a wide range of skills, knowledge, and abilities that let one excel in diverse contexts.

I am versatile when I embrace change, learn new skills (and refine old ones), and effectively navigate new challenges.

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Hotei and children carrying lanterns