New week all. New month too! Let’s see if I can get back to my commitment to you of posting interesting things that I read for the week. I took most of July if you didn’t notice, with some time off. Two vacations. Light work. Resetting at least one month out of 12 is something that I would recommend to about anyone. I took time off. I reflected. I shared to my significant others. I learned. The site suffered for a minute, but sometimes to turn a more engaging read to you, this had to happen. Here we go. Here’s this past week’s most interesting reads that I grabbed.
- (5 min read) Eight Go Mad? I know. Seems like a weird little article to be caught up on. But, we’re all going our own sorts of mad, aren’t we? But, what if you had no choice? What if you were locked up in a bubble with several others by choice, but then regretted that choice later on not being able to do anything about it? There’s a video in the link for the trailer of the documentary to come. I’ll be watching. Enjoy. https://email.getpocket.com/ls/click?upn=ky17TgJ1REx4YaZOG279kTgOpGT6Ng02PLwWWLVZtUySe2hoQ3qL09wiyPoNmOFykL5R_ImJSAUyAltbIQfdE35jXaUFTRxOVEm9afsWk03WoRRoU96igMjV-2B1-2BvzMg2ZX6YH6sFJYIZwR8Lu8vo30qpbB1Q0iZke-2F-2FxkhtMok3CDJHxtejJfLTRj-2Fs8RMa91FB886zAWzWNfo7Gb7h1ZvzAc4UmCIout8smEAko0-2BheGAq7D7wt0CdFpuHmDcDpFp6fFzmOEYT6XOm6Ol4SzD00KK8byWvdeniZXTrLCNBQ1M4nqPYDOUQRoJBXFUcNm2U352TNAomjqp4scKsPwsTBGJl0XFFqTr2xeu68JMBr3J2B8AGJ8L5Y2KXXgN7v0rSpwdnnRB8z10Xb4uVkDBtjA4qsBZpFjD-2BA0XN7QpJ7sM1u7NMfU6OMfBMNW-2FGfjqpBP1jxvfKtE77bWr2IcsfFdHg-3D-3D
- (30 min read) Cold War Bunker. This one was kind of really interesting to dip into. Imagine if you had to be stuck in a bunker with no connection to natural light like you do now in a typical office setting. You’re in a bunker that is nuclear ☢️ proof. You come to work in the dark and leave in the dark. No vitamin D but the very unnatural lighting provided. Buried at work. Then, you find out that you’re part of a Dark-Web empire. Like I said, interesting, long in tooth for my normal reads. But, curiously I couldn’t help myself. The read: https://pocket.co/xh6_4u?cta=1&src=ph
- (10 min listen) Giving ourselves permission to be creative is harder than it sounds. So easy? No. We feel guilty about taking time for ourselves. But, we need to focus on us before we can be worth anything to others. Find your creativity whatever it is, then give yourself permission to enjoy it. Always enjoyed Ethan Hawke, so a little biased here. Here’s the drop in: https://www.ted.com/talks/ethan_hawke_give_yourself_permission_to_be_creative
- (7 min read) Mindset. Makes everything possible when you really consider it. Ever try to do something that you’ve been trying to do, but been in a foul mood to do it? That’s exactly what you I’m talking about. Mindset is everything. You’re not in it, you’re not in it. You’re in it, you’re all into it. I don’t think this article from BBC has it nailed, but its a good dive. Enjoy the water, it’s warm: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmf8cqt
- (5 min read) After just celebrating the wedding anniversary with my best friend, partner for life this was one that caught my attention. We hit 21 years this past week Friday the 31st of July. On an island? No. But, you can guess why this caught my curiosity. Building anything with a significant other takes a lot. Enjoy the coupling, do the WORK required of a long term anything: https://pocket.co/xhwJum?cta=1&src=ph
- (5 min read) Your sense of purpose off? Really off? I found that when I am not grounded in a purpose of any kind, I tend to move from one rabbit hole to the next. I usually always get more done with a day that I map out with purpose first over anything thing else. That’s just how I work. Maybe your purpose is off. This hole is yours, enjoy: https://eblingroup.com/blog/your-sense-of-purpose/
- (12 min read) What does life look like? I don’t think we can answer that honestly. Really honestly. We experience it as we go, how can we sometimes not? If you’re younger, you have so much to figure out yet. If you’re older, well, you’re trying to not feel resentment in what you haven’t done that you always wanted to. I’m not sure I thought about 2022 yet. I don’t think I’m ready. But, this NYT article is what I will leave you with. Draw your own conclusions. Here’s to one writer, what 2022 may look like: https://email.getpocket.com/ls/click?upn=ky17TgJ1REx4YaZOG279kcPKu3H4A2ylT3qARbcxDtsnzlI2O0-2BeDkwSVgY9-2FBPNMXDg_ImJSAUyAltbIQfdE35jXaUFTRxOVEm9afsWk03WoRRoU96igMjV-2B1-2BvzMg2ZX6YH6sFJYIZwR8Lu8vo30qpbB1Q0iZke-2F-2FxkhtMok3CDJHxtejJfLTRj-2Fs8RMa91FB88yVyRYfNNUTYoxCrpiAjOgMEbaSUl1NYScfvJ293Dutv0L5FOjSe1AejtOraMKlecZZRnn7wkFbMSWutRD2E5bYZpU2epCIWvAHuY-2FRxwNLbwZ9NTCQe3-2FSXb-2FtXbsCxwskxdUWdqTN-2B9QpVtpLQSSk4urWV6NzAoM46npEUEO-2BNIyatyfdfvpMNhX5UAhhAXbVh1CIT1-2FZEg96WehLwsl-2B2GZ6hYv7EMDO-2BKeX6wzdrUhTRjTRZD9UaGouu0LMfkvAyXduY0w8gxE2FTomw58A-3D-3D
Thanks for the follow, reading, and maybe even the dives that make you more curious to learn more. That’s my intent. To a point, these grabbed my attention because it’s what I think about. Curious habits are the best. Always indulge them. You will be a better human because of that habit. You learn a lot. See you next week.