Empathy is action.
“Like, what the F, dude?”
— Beatrix, age 12
Interesting detail I somehow never knew before about my maternal Grandmother: She was the first woman, not just the first Black woman, the first woman in the country to earn a Ph.D. in Piano Performance.
“This way of life I have now adopted is often called “the simple life,” but that’s entirely misleading. It’s actually quite complex, made up of a thousand simple things.”
(via Dense Discovery)
There is much cleanup in our garage to do but my hope is to put together a little workshop of my own in there. At least just somewhere to contain and organize the tools.
Surprisingly good ideas.
Greg Morris says, “It’s not the Internet it’s you”
I started paying attention to the triggers that whisked me away down an internet rabbit hole, and by and large it wasn’t the internets fault — it was mine.
This touched on something I’ve been thinking about too. It’s not just our relationship to these apps and services that is a problem that we have the power to solve. The people we’ve become because of them are our problem to solve too. The feelings they arise in us and the behaviors they promote, that’s on us. We can change that too.
Sure, it starts with the deleting of an app or cancelling a service but that’s only the first step. The next step is deep introspection and asking, “Is this who I want to be?” Because if we can solve that then, perhaps, we can return to these places with a different perspective and more control over the environment they foster.
Of course, that begs another question…
“Is this where I want to be?”