For me, success is not a public thing. It’s a private thing. It’s when you have fewer and fewer regrets.
I have a deep love of snacks and sweets. Every day I try to either make a matcha set at home or go out in the world to find one.
Unfortunately, the blog Tea, Sweets and Trails hasn’t been updated for quite a while now. Luckily there are quite a few articles –published between November 2020 and July 2022– to go through.
If this feels obvious to you, that’s because you too are in the business of the good life. As architects of desire, the advertising industry shapes our cultural understanding of a life worth wanting. Every time we step on a bus or open a social media app, the invisible hand of our industry is there to build demand for new products and services that might make life better. And with up to 10,000 ads floating into our consciousness every day, how can we resist?
This: Advertising folk, it’s time to rethink what we’re selling
Eventually we realize that not knowing what to do is just as real and just as useful as knowing what to do. Not knowing stops us from taking false directions. Not knowing what to do, we start to pay real attention.
Tom reminds us: “The ancient Greek word for ‘leisure’ or ‘free time’ was ‘skole’ which turned into the Latin word for school.”
Austin Kleon (the author of Steal Like An Artist) shared the “Manifesto for Slow Learning” and the free book Slow Learning about “A path to a meaningful and mindful future of learning” which a team of 15 authors, artists, and teachers came up with. Recommended read!
The development of AI is as fundamental as the creation of the microprocessor, the personal computer, the Internet, and the mobile phone. It will change the way people work, learn, travel, get health care, and communicate with each other. Entire industries will reorient around it. Businesses will distinguish themselves by how well they use it.
Quite a long essay by Bill Gates, but well worth the read: The Age of AI has begun.
Now, a new study, published Thursday by the American Psychological Association, validates what some parents have experienced when their teenagers cut back: They seem to feel better about themselves.
Not really new knowledge, but some scientific validation that social media isn’t great for teenagers. Following a recent study by the American Psychological Association, NPR points out How to help young people limit screen time — and feel better about how they look.