“Now that the world isn't ending, it's love that I'm sending to you...” Chad Kroeger
In moments of extreme crisis, I often re-read The Second Coming, by William Butler Yeats. Yeats wrote this poem in 1919, a year after the end of World War I. And each time, there’s a different line that resonates with me. This year, this week, it’s these two lines:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
It’s one thing to foresee something coming. It’s entirely another to be in the thick of it. Sending love to those who need it.
Some advice from Kurt Vonnegut:
“…I went from a failure, someone who hadn’t been talented enough at anything to excel, to someone who did things because I enjoyed them. I had been raised in such an achievement-oriented environment, so inundated with the myth of Talent, that I thought it was only worth doing things if you could “Win” at them.”
Life isn’t fair, of course, and at some point, someone needs to roll up their sleeves, do the work, and take it on the chin for making the effort.
Somnium Space is launching a feature that allows users to create an A.I.-avatar duplicate of themselves within the platform so that people can visit them long after they die
You will never live a life that’s completely risk-free. As philosopher Mike Tyson has famously said, “everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” All the same, this article has some valuable insights.
In 2010, game designer and forecaster Jane McGonigal invited nearly 20,000 people to imagine a future pandemic — and, for a few weeks, live as though it were real.
Specifically, McGonigal asked them to simulate a respiratory pandemic that originates in China in 2020 and travels around the world infecting millions of people. They practiced wearing masks in public. They wrote journal entries about how it feels to get quarantine orders. And they figured out how they’d use their unique skills to help others in this scenario.
Dolly Parton is burning up, not burning out from Work Life with Adam Grant (podcast) (25 minutes)
I was born to be a singer and a songwriter, it was a song that brought me out of the smokey mountains to Nashville. It was a song that has taken me everywhere I want to go. And out of that song, so many wonderful things have branched out for me. Even if I had never made it in the business, I would have continued to do my music cause I can't help that. That's just inside me. Even if I'd have done nothing more than be a waitress, I'd have been saving them tips to go down and do a demo and try to get my songs still recorded and make an album. But like I said, I'd sell it out of the back of my car and all us artists have done that at one time or another, but I would continue to do it.
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👎🏾 “It’s powerful to say no.”, Kim Cattrall
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