Is it me, or did January seem shorter than usual this year? As in, it felt like the length of a normal month rather than the exaggerated month it usually is…
I mean, yes, I got the usual feeling of “meh” with the darker mornings and short days, but I didn’t really notice the time speeding by. It was almost like groundhog day – though I suppose that’s been the theme for most of the pandemic period. The concept of time has been weird since March 2020.
When will this end? Will we ever get back to some sort of normality? What does normal look like, anyway?
Stay tuned to find out next week…
Moving on, I’ve been collecting some interesting links from my virtual travels around the web which I’ve compiled for you below. Enjoy!
- Apparently Tim Ferriss isn’t about that 4-Hour Workweek life anymore. I guess that goes to show that striving for an overly efficient life is overrated, especially at the expense of meaningfulness – we can’t optimise everything!
- On the list of *things that would have been useful during high school*, Jack Canfield talks about how to reject rejection over on his blog. Basically, when someone says ‘No’, you say ‘Next!’ Simples.
- Can I interest you in a little psychoanalysis to go with your morning coffee? This one’s an article about how emotional baggage clogs your cognitive functioning. I’m wondering if this could be a more holistic way of looking at brain fog.
- This guy’s straightforward explanation of the GameStop situation (originally from his IG Stories).
- One for the “bright” but lazy people (raising my hand for this one): why intelligence doesn’t guarantee success. Having spent some significant time in my adulthood unpicking what might have happened with my academic demotivation in 6th form, this one resonated with me.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about my consumption of leather and animal products, in general – but this documentary about the tanneries in Italy was eye-opening in terms of the human cost.
I am side-eyeing the hell out of luxury brands, particularly those that rely on the aesthetic of the people these factories are exploiting:
I went looking for the A Tough Story of Leather report mentioned (the one that the officials denounce as fake news) and found it.
Going for a stupid walk in the stupid outside to get some stupid fresh air because everything’s stupid pic.twitter.com/D8leyorfnJ— Paul Anthony Jones (@paulanthjones) January 19, 2021