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Ryan Holiday: Finding stillness amidst chaos (Peter Attia podcast)

…from the 24min 30s mark – Lessons taken from the life of Winston Churchill – stillness, structure, routine, hobbies, empathy, forward thinking, and more…

As it looks like the Nazis will certainly land and invade Britain, his daughter-in-law [asks], “What can we possibly do? What do you expect us to do if this happens?” And he looks her in eye and he sort of growls and says, “I expect you to go in the kitchen and get a butcher knife and take one of them with you when they come in the front door.”

…that stand, which was partly a bluff but also 100% real courage and commitment turns the tide of history.

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