“We have to spend time with each other that is not digital. Civic organizations, libraries and social institutions that pre-date consumerism are all viable alternatives. If we reacquaint ourselves without digital crutches, I believe we’ll be less afraid of each other. Turn off the TV and go outside and start talking to people and then people who are inside will want to come out and see what’s going on. That is a type of influence that is sorely needed. It is peer-to-peer influence and it is an innately human social order.”
Humans are no longer valued for our creativity, says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff — in a world dominated by digital technology, we’re now just valued for our data. In a passionate talk, Rushkoff urges us to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect. “Join ‘Team Human.’ Find the others,” he says. “Together let’s make the future that we always wanted.”
Every Monday the entire staff at junk removal service company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? gathers in the huddle room at the corporate office to share good news, get an update from different departments and contribute ideas for missing systems or opportunities in the junk removal industry. Then everyone comes together for a final cheer. This made me look!
– “Meaning and happiness are apparently experienced quite differently in time. Happiness is about the present; meaning is about the future, or, more precisely, about linking past, present and future.” The meanings of life(via)
– A curated list of the best analogue and digital toolboxes and methods from companies, institutions and thinkers: The Toolbox Toolbox
– “All I want to be is someone that makes new things and thinks about them.” — John Maeda
– This is an air freshener I’d let dangle from my rear view mirror.
– I surprised my kids with a staycation at the brand new TWA hotel at JFK airport. It’s the original TWA airport terminal designed by Eero Saarinen. It’s an absolutely dream! It felt as if we were traveling back in time. If you live in NYC, go for dinner or drinks! SO FUN!
– I just fell in love with a plant: This one. WOW!
“The combination of being more deliberate about what you want, more clear about what you intend, and more sensitive to the way you feel is, in essence, what the Deliberate Creative Process is all about.”
― Esther Abraham Hicks
“The only way to consciously deactivate a thought is to activate another. In other words, the only way to deliberately withdraw your attention from one thought is to give your attention to another.”
― Esther Abraham Hicks
These Broccoli and Cauliflower Halloumi Fritters look delicious. They are Keto friendly, a diet I have been embracing for the last few months and have been feeling really good with. Do you have a favroite Keto friendly recipe? Care to share?
“When I realized I didn’t know how to be myself online, my first thought was: Who cares? It doesn’t matter. It’s just the internet.
But the more I thought about it, the more I started thinking that it did matter. There’s tremendous value in coming into yourself as a person. Why wouldn’t that be true online, too? Recognizing that my online self was lacking, I made a commitment to learn how to be myself on the internet.
I started with a simple exercise. For one week, I would tweet twice a day. (Normally I tweet about once a month.) I wouldn’t try to impress or be cool. I would try to be real and share what was actually on my mind.”