I’ve been filling my days with people lately.
Below are five things I thought were worth sharing this week:
How to fill our days is a 6am, caffeine-induced rant— most writing is— on solutions for our digitally-caffeinated world:
Brag about the 7-9 hours of sleep you get each night.
Nurture your hobby(ies).
Boast about all the books you have been reading in your free time.
Fill your days with silence, contemplation, and boredom.
In Planned Obsolescence: Engine of the Consumer Economy, Josh and Chuck from Stuff You Should Know chat about the mechanism that’s responsible for the cruddy products and waste our consumer society is based on. Apple- not the fruit, but the slot-machine in our pockets- is the worst offender.
A quote I want to share with you this week:
“Do not lose time on daily trivialities. Do not dwell on petty detail. For all of these things melt away, and drift apart within the obscure traffic of time. Live well, and live broadly. You are alive and living now. Now is the envy of all of the dead.”
— Found in Now is the envy of the dead
Time spent better.
If you want to be a better person, find something to do outside of work
Our hobbies should be a form of dissent, a radical expression of our individuality, a celebration of doing things that we’re “not obliged to do.” In a world in which our work lives and non-work lives are Venn diagrams with ever-growing areas of intersection… hobbies should celebrate their independence from labor.
A question for you: How are you going to fill your days this week?
That’s all for this week!
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Until next time,
Boast and brag? To whom? Why not share and celebrate instead?
Of course you shared an Austin Kleon quote ;)