Your life will always be a mix of the simple and the complicated. One choice is which takes precedence. Would you like a complicated life made out of simple things or a simple life facilitated by complicated things? Mark Boyle shares his experience of living without technology. Hint: It’s not simple.
This way of life I have now adopted is often called “the simple life,” but that’s entirely misleading. It’s actually quite complex, made up of a thousand simple things. By contrast, my old life in the city was quite simple, but made up of a thousand complex things, like smartphones and plug sockets and plastic.
Words of wisdom, let us not be distracted:
[T]he important things require nuance, patience and understanding. They require an understanding of goals, of the way the world works and our mutual respect.
If someone keeps coming back to an irrelevant, urgent or provocative point instead, they’re signaling that they’d rather not talk about the important thing.
Which is precisely what we need to talk about.Seth Godin
Rest In Peace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
She changed the world, she made it better.
We’ve all heard of the seven deadly since, but have you heard of Gandhi’s social sins? They are also seven and include
- Wealth without work
- Pleasure without conscience
John Dyer applied the Bechdel test to the Bible. One of his conclusions:
It’s almost as if in world of patriarchy and misogyny, the presence of women function as markers that say, “Pay attention, this is important!” for each major movement of the biblical story.