Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.William S. Burroughs
- The Fantasy of Opting Out – from Giacomo an interesting read about the “surveillance society” we live in, and one of the technique to try to avoid it: obfuscation;
- Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids (And start raising kind ones.) – thanks Paolo for the input … being a parent is a thought work, and having good examples to follow is always an help;
- Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound — this article is living in my browser since… forever! It makes a strong point, and it’s also one of the most difficult article I’ve read. I use to re-read it (or try to) like an exercise to my attention;
There’s no way that saving 10% of the world while destroying 90% of it turns into anything close to a net positive.
My purpose in writing this isn’t to make you feel bad. You obviously already do. As my grandfather once told me, you don’t need to push a stone that’s rolling downhill. My purpose in writing this is to give you good news. And here it is. If you are looking to make a difference in the world, you are already in the place you need to be. You don’t need to go anywhere else.Mike Monteiro
We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good.Carl Sagan
But as the discussion around the negative impacts of internet thinking picks up pace, I hope we can create a new awareness ofKai Brach
what the internet does to uswhat we as designers, developers, and entrepreneurs do to each other.
A simple and realistic hack list: Work hard. Be nicer to people than you need to be. Realize that luck is real and under-observed, so be careful treating actions as a direct cause of both success and failure.@collabfund
A young fellow finds himself stumbling upon an ordinary flashlight that allows him to explore other places. Unexpected Discoveries reminds us to always be present. You never know what is around the corner or what is directly in front of you.