Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness
The Great Discontent: Merlin Mann
The fact is that most of us are wandering around, scared shitless, wondering what the fuck’s going to happen next. That’s as true when you’re 11 as it is when you’re in your 40s. It’s one reason that people feel very discouraged or disinclined to try new things—they feel like it’s not for them. I […]
Confessions of a Cellphone Holdout – WSJ.com
I hope that I have a few more years left before I come to die, but I have gotten incalculable pleasure from not owning a cellphone, even if I never did make it, as Thoreau did, to the woods. But in a few weeks, I will buy a phone. I am scared. I am afraid […]
Money, Happiness and the New Science of Smarter Spending | New Republic
Experiences can have a much bigger impact on people’s happiness than things, and a big part of that happiness lies in looking forward to the experience that you are going to have. via Money, Happiness and the New Science of Smarter Spending | New Republic.
Can Empty Nesters Still Have a Happy Marriage? – WSJ.com
Many people look forward to an empty nest—when the kids finally move out—so they can get back to all the fun things they used to do together as a couple before diapers and car pools and homework took over their lives. Couples eagerly awaiting this day might be in for a surprise. In the sudden […]
The Answer is a Click Away — Better Humans — Medium
We found the solution for technology overload. We turned it off. Who knew that a balanced life was just a click away? via The Answer is a Click Away — Better Humans — Medium.
At thirty — Art and life — Medium
I’m thirty today. It was bound to happen, though for some reason I didn’t expect it so soon. For most of my twenties I knew I’d be twentysomething forever. Then, about two years ago, I saw thirty in the distance — but the procession there was stately, adagio, hardly something to look forward to but […]