So that’s what I tell them.
You can feel sad and you can do five math problems.
You can be nervous and write the last paragraph of your essay.
You can be anxious and pick up trash in the hallway.
You can feel mad and eat a piece of fruit.
And nothing will really be fixed, but then, it wasn’t really going to get fixed anyway. But maybe they’ll be a little bit better at algebra or feel a little bit healthier.
It’s not magic advice, but sometimes the nudge is enough to put things in motion again.Emily Kingsley
How do I figure out what I want in life if everyday feels the same?
The vast majority of people have jobs that are boring, at best. I recommend cultivating a healthy resentment toward your work. Put in just enough effort to keep your job and no more. The fantasy that an exciting career is enough to sustain a life is one of the most harmful of the modern age—you were never going to find meaning there.Brandy Jensen, ask a fuck–up
Working remotely on an island: a day in the life of a company of one
I’ve always wanted a business that supports my life, and not a life that solely supports and exists to serve my business. This is why I work for myself, from home, as a company of one: I not only have the freedom to choose what I work on, but I also have the freedom to choose how the work is done.Paul Jarvis
While I really enjoy the first sentence, I do realize that the remaining part of it is an unreachable goal for many, many people.
Only in Silicon Valley
A collection of thought-provoking illustration by Irina Blok on the life in Silicon Valley. Looking at them seems only pain, with no real gain … could that really be like this ?
Are We at the Start of a Tech World War?
To borrow from Bernie Sanders’s stump speech, the richest 1 percent in America have almost 40 percent of our country’s wealth, while the bottom 90 percent have 73 percent of the debt. This is largely the result of technology. And just wait until our work force is truly affected by the rise of robots and automation.
— Nick Bilton
Work vs Life
For me the concept of work/life balance is bullshit. The fact that we call it work/life balance automatically implies that one of the two is negative and we need to balance it with the other. It usually implies that you have work on the evil side, and life on the other. It makes it look like these two things are competing for your attention and well-being.
But work and life are not separate. They are the same, there is only one thing, it’s called LIFE. Work is part of my life, it’s not competing against it.
Tobias van Schneider
suggested reads for April 10, 2016
A ten link bonanza for your reading time. Enjoy
- How To Be A Better Parent: 4 Secrets Backed By Research
- Why Atom Can’t Replace Vim – Learning the lessons of Vi
- Telling a good story is everything, and 25 other lessons I learned as GM of Vine
- To Men I Love, About Men Who Scare Me – this article touched my heart. Life is just so unfair, and to women it’s also worst 😦
- Happiness Hack: This One Ritual Made Me Much Happier
- The secret lives of Tumblr Teens
- An open letter to my CEO — Silicon Valley life seems like a paradise, especially to us Europeans in search of glory in our tech business. Here we can learn that living in SF is hard, more than we could ever imagine;
- An open letter to YOU — the aftermath of life to the previous letter’ author;
- PayPal Sans Design Information
- “What do you think?” Four powerful words to get creative teams to do their best work.
Our Economy Is Obsessed with Efficiency and Terrible at Everything Else
So the challenge for us, as leaders, investors, inventors, dreamers, and doers, is this: not merely to settle for apps which make our lives a little easier. But to create the earth-shaking breakthroughs which make lives truly better — and give others the chance to do so as well.