A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
This book was listed among Bill Gates's favourite books, and the fact that this is a romantic comedy novel intrigued me, so I decided to read it.
Working all day in front of a computer may not be an intense physical activity, but it is still taxing for our eyes, muscles, and body. stretchly is a cross-platform, FOSS app by Jan Hovancik, that reminds you to take breaks when working with a computer.
Having recently abandoned social media (it feels really good, by the way), and not enjoying the ads, pop-ups, and overall clickbaity tone of most news sites, I have now moved to using rss feeds to get my updates. I find it funny that rss feeds have been around for ages, but after years of not really getting it, I now enjoy this method for getting news and updates more than any other.
“We have the power to hold no opinion about a thing and to not let it upset our state of mind—for things have no natural power to shape our judgments.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 6.52
I stumbled upon this quote the other day when reading The Daily Stoic, and I was surprised at how relevant this is today, especially for those of us who interact on social media, though this can be extended to anyone who owns a TV or reads the news from national newspapers.
It is that time of the year where we look back, analyse how our year was and figure out where we want to go. Except this my first time doing it. Maybe I feel the need for an end of the year review because it's the end of a decade, or maybe because a lot (of mostly unfortunate events) happened to me this year. So here we go...
Alcohol based markers on Moleskine watercolour paper.