You should forgive me, but this time I have two posts in Italian that are well worth a read. One is a short one, about pushing ourselfs ‘further’. The second one is about a story with my friend Pietro shooting a photo, and how it went viral communicating something entirely different than the picture that he has taken.
- DuckDuckGo Tips & Tricks – 12 tips for a better DuckDuckGo usage;
- 10 proposte nerd per intrattenere i bambini a casa — 10 nerdy proposals to entertain children at home… this post is in Italian, but a Translator should help you to get the most out of it;
- Leadership is Something You Do – print this, and put it where it’s always visible;
- 50 Possibilities for an Easier Life;
- How to Change the World in a Dozen — to me number 8 is the more ‘panful’ to accept;
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
Amid the pandemic, workers whose jobs once defined their lives are questioning what it was all for.
Smart is also hopeful that the idea of productivity will be tied less to individual accomplishment than to a greater sense of community.Sam Blum, on Vox
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
It’s always a pleasure to listen Matt’s point of view on how to make people feel at home to obtain their best for his/the “company” business
… and the relative impossibility to do that!
Once again I find myself reading out an article on quitting, changing life, changing perspective.
Once again the author is a really talented guy. Nor the average one.
Once again the person quitting comes from a Country on the north of the world. Where everything is really based on merits and where professional profile is very well paid.
I read with amazement, envy, curiosity this behaviour and keep wondering “what about the average person?” … and the below the average person? Does he have to kill himself? In a global competitive world “weaks” do not survive. If I have to live a shitty life as a dishwasher in a big city abroad why bother to chance and go through all the sacrifices?
In these days somebody is warning us of the perils of automation and points to an universal income as a social solution for the masses. I’m not sold to this idea … this is a hypothesis for the far future, I need a solution to my precariousness today.
Quitting is easy if you got no boundaries. No mortgage loan on the house you’ve chosen to live in. No partner with extreme difficulty to leave the current job, or do the same one in an all new — alien — place. Parents in good health (or none or with which you have no relationship for any reason), weak family ties.
If you’re young and you can run away, run away from places were meritocracy, honesty, responsibility, good behaviour and respect for the “public thing” are derided. Run and reach the place where you can get the bare minimum you can live with.
If you’re struck here, begin to choose wisely your fights … avoids the ones you can’t win, fight the daily fight to improve the things you do for your job and your immediate vicinity, and try to make this place of yours the best you can.
Those are my conclusion to quitting the life I don’t like. Until something broke or drastically changes … and you have to re-evaluate everything once again.
Originally posted on Medium.