An ever-changing list of books I want to read, those I'm currently reading and those I've already read, starting from this year:
Toxic masculinity. Does that mean all masculinity is bad? No! Not at all.
This comic explains it fairly well. The term Toxic Masculinity is from Social Sciences, to help explain certain problems in the current image of Masculinity, which hurts both men and women.
Trying to develop a more "natural" diet. So far I've decided on a 16/8 intermittent fasting one, with vegan lunch, vegetarian pre-work out snack and omnivorous dinner. I'm trying to decide on macronutrients proportions, but I think it should be high in protein (and maybe low in carbs, no idea). Feels pretty natural, I hope I can make it work.
I've begun to use youtube and reddit again to compensate for not having anything to do on my phone now, and it's really fucking my time management up. I'm training pretty hard, but I'm having a lot of trouble concentrating when studying. The future's uncertain and the finals are always near, so I better pull my shit together.
Also, I passed the first français exam
I'm getting to a place where I just hate browsing the web, especially on my phone. Websites are so fucking bloated, elements (ads, 99% of the time) pop into place and push the small amount of relevant shit out of the way, the content takes upwards of 20-30 seconds to load. It's really almost as if people don't want us viewing their sites.
"Zanshin is choosing to live your life intentionally and acting with purpose rather than mindlessly falling victim to whatever comes your way." It's "the act of living with alertness regardless of whether the goal has already been achieved."
(Not sure how correct this is, but I like the concept very much)
I've gotten rid of the need for consuming new content constantly, now comes phase deux: cleaning my wallabag unread list and my youtube 'watch later' playlist. It involves reading/watching and distilling everything worth it, archiving those entries related to projects not in development and deleting the rest.
Anyone has contrasting views on this subject? It follows my own thinkin too much and I would like to consider the alternative.
I don't agree with the part where Aaron said "It seems like the whole thing would work just as well even if nobody ever read the Times or watched the cable chat shows. It’s a closed system." I don't think news coverage is a closed system at all. In fact, the influence they have over politicians comes from their ability to create short bursts of outrage. Vargas Llosa explained in an interview how he lost Peru's presidential elections due to media campaigns directed at polluting his public image.
I do agree with all the rest though: news is, to me, pure noise. Not only that, they are also decreasing the ability of people to read long-form writing that requires critical thinking to understand, by pushing hundreds of mediocre articles per day that give readers easy to digest ideas that they can later repeat as their own.
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Sorry, but this guys put some words down that sort out some of the tangle in my head better than I have yet. Maybe some day I'll write something similar but for now:
WHY I HATE TEXTING:
WHY I'M INCREASINGLY WANTING TO GO ANALOG:
Meditations and work log. Polymath wannabe in the era of specialization.
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