Below are the 7 articles of the week covering my favorite reads in culture and technology.
Trains fill the void between work and home. For this author riding Côte d’Azur, trains are a “rolling writer's studio.” Trains are an inspiring place to work and see the world. Perhsps that's whey they're also a place where big ideas come to mind,
+ Medium: I write every day on my train commute. I even wrote a series about it a couple years ago called The Train Diaries.
The law of attraction intends to turn positive thinking into positive results. But recent studies show though that positive thinking may discourage you from achieving your goals beacuse expectations are set too high. "Mental constrasting" is a recommended method for dreaming more realistically and propelling the desire needed to achieve real goals.
Back to the future
Einstein taught us that time is all relative. Time is just a coincidence of collision. But what if time was fiction all together. This article explains why we're all still bewildered by time.
The underground has always been a homage for artists, a place to to create and share work with each other. The Paris catacombs are no exception. These artists are using Paris catacombs as their canvass, and as a place to throw some of pretty rad parties.
+ NY Times: Museums are starting to adopt digital technologies to augment the viewing experience.
Indecision is still a decision. People become Satisficers rather than Maximizers as they age because good enough becomes better than perfect. Make haste and move on.
Just do it
Anything forced immediately loses meaning, from work to sport. Kids have passion because they pursue genuine excitement. Meanwhile, adults tend to obey and suck it up. Finding passion means returning to your “child brain.”
Google obviates the need to put in the effort to think. The same answers that kill questioning inhibit memory: “The easier it is for us to acquire information…the less likely it is to stick.” Google makes us dumber.