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The Industrial mindset turns workers into machines. People care more about the production of output rather than the quality of input. Boredom is one of the ways to revitalize the imagination: "Productivity is the opposite of wisdom. Humanity is a creature of time and imagination.”
Passwords confess life's secrets, regrets, and desires. That's why they recommend to create passwords that are completely impersonal, random, and forgettable to avoid being hacked. Keep your real life honest though.
Tortoise and the Hare
Fables are like “fiction picturing the truth.” In Ancient Greece, Aesop's Fables were a way to poke at the realities of everyday culture, especially at the disparity between the rich/powerful versus the poor.
Fresh Prince, the Protege
Will Smith once said all you need to do in order to be successful is "run and read." This philosophy seems to have deeply influenced his kids. Willow and Jaden drop some serious dialectic: “...your mind has a duality to it."
The Happiness U-Curve
Wisdom doesn't grow with age. Growing older just makes one more tolerable of regret. Happiness regrows in the late 40s and beyond because people accept their limitations and do things that are more practicable. "The age U-shape in life satisfaction is driven by unmet aspirations that are painfully felt during midlife but beneficially abandoned and felt with less regret during old age.”
People are willing to put aside their animosity and jealousy as long as something is faster and cheaper. Amazon is known for mistreating its employees but that doesn't stop people from buying its products. Uber shares a similar blunt and cocky culture but its customers could care less.
The Mobile/Visual Web
This interview with Stacy-Marie Ishmael of Buzzfeed is full of tidbits about the future of mobile media. She sums it up nicely: "I need people who don’t think in words. I need people who think in pictures and videos, who think in slideshows and who think in charts." The mobile web is all visual.
Tunes of the week
- Marter & Yony - Rhythm Matter
- Machinedrum - More Than Friends
- Bxnjamin - Stupid. Jewels
- Flying Lotus - Masquatch ft. Doom
- Nick Hook - J.A.M.I.T
Thought of the week
“If you wait until you are ready, it is almost certainly too late.” - Seth Godin