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On Thinking in Centuries

Human civilization has existed for thousands of years — eons of empires rising and falling; of knowledge being created and lost; and of stories being lived, told, written, and retold. There is a LOT that came before us… And there will be a LOT that comes after us. You and I only get a small handful of decades to exist and be a part of it. But the bigger story continues on....

October 6, 2022 · 1 min · Josh

Former Facebook Exec.'s Thoughts on Attention Extraction

It’s been a few years since I watched this clip of former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya sharing his concerns about attention extraction services and the dopamine industrial complex. This video was influencial in my descision to stop using those platforms in 2020. I just rewatched this video a few minutes ago, and Palihapitiya’s thoughts are just as potent and applicable today as they were when he first shared them. Maybe even more....

October 5, 2022 · 1 min · Josh
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Let's Do a Plastic Audit

There are a lot of reasons single-use plastic waste is problematic. However, completely stopping using single-use plastic can be pretty difficult… Improvement, however, is comparatively pretty easy! Take a minute to think through the single-use plastic you’ve thrown away this week. Are there any patterns? Anything you threw out several times throughout the week? Utensils, coffee cups, water bottles, plastic bags, meat packaging? Note one or two instances that stuck out....

October 4, 2022 · 1 min · Josh
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Make Friends With the Blank Page

The blank page is scary. It’s unclear what “should” go on it. “What should I write about?" “What should I draw?" “What should I make?" Not to mention, there’s the terrifying element of we don’t want to mess this up! If we leave the page blank, it stays clean. We can have the satisfaction of not having made any mistakes. We know we can walk away without having failed. Leaving the page blank is comforting....

September 25, 2022 · 2 min · Josh
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📄 Write Someone a Letter (Today)

When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not an email; not a text message. A letter. When was the last time you wrote an address onto an envelope, and sent it to someone through the mail? It’s probably been a while. Heck, there’s a decent chance you don’t even know the mailing addresses for some of the people you might want to send a letter to. You might not even have paper and envelopes on hand to write and send a letter....

September 22, 2022 · 1 min · Josh