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How to fill our days
More connections, sleep, movement, sunshine, etc.
I have been filling my days with people lately.
Five things to share:
In how to fill our days, I provide an alternative to our current capitalist mode of existence that constantly nudges us to be productivity machines and mindless consumers. Some suggestions: Get enough sleep, nurture your hobby(ies), and spend time in nature.
In Planned Obsolescence: Engine of the Consumer Economy, Josh and Chuck from Stuff You Should Know chat about the mechanism that is responsible for the cruddy products and waste that our consumer society is based on. Apple— no, not the fruit, but the slot-machine in our pockets— is the worst offender.
A quote I want to share with you:
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.
— In Now is the envy of the dead
Time spent better.
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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