Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Avatar, Jun 30, 2006.
HERAKLES ( Through the Pillars Of ) .
Greco-Roman , Exploration of the Atlantic .
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Reading the OT (Bible) - I don’t think I’ve read this in its entirety - word for word.
The Minimalists: Essential Essays - if you’re familiar with Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus - they gave up their corporate jobs and consumerist ways and found peace and joy in living in a minimalistic way. They’re popular on social media and give conferences on how to become a minimalist.
Quick read but filled with great life lessons and why we get bogged down with “stuff.” I’m in the process of selling much of the jewelry I don’t wear and next ...cleaning out my bedroom closet. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
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Both it seems are wealthy enough to do this minimalistic life .
Well, the minimalist life is a mindset...what's interesting to note about these two guys is that while they were very successful (financially), they got very caught up with consumerism and found themselves in a lot of debt. They were depressed, and while they seemed to enjoy their careers, the wealth that they accumulated began to erode their happiness. (Well, how they were managing it, I should say.) Money doesn't make you happy or unhappy, it's how you handle it.
So, they turned their lives around by working towards minimizing their lifestyle and stopping the crazy indulgent shopping behavior that was robbing them of happiness. I wouldn't say I'm gleaning any ground breaking ideas from the book, but I like the psychology behind it.
Good enough .
HERAKLES ( Through the Pillars Of ) . Gibraltar .
Greco-Roman , Exploration of the Atlantic .
The Age OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM ( The Fight For A Human Future At The New Frontier OF Power )
By Shoshana Zuboff .
How your behaviour , online , ( information about you , used without your consent ) is being used to manipulate your behaviour . And Google is at the forefront , and started this all .
Google by some is the most powerful company in the World . Not just by worth , but by what it does with your information . Profiling .
And by this profiling directs ads towards you , makes more money . And it works .
And share this profiling with others .
Magazine this time ; NEXUS , Australia . Just a terrific Magazine , Really .
Anyway the ; July-August 2021 , Vol.28 No.4 . EARTH -generated water . Is worth the buy in the magazine section .
Send Down a Dove by Charles MacHardy, about a British submarine in World War Two.
Just discovered a very nice lecture by David Steindl-Rast on "Being grateful".
Found a lot of truth in that short but on-point lecture.
I realized my "inate happiness" stems from being grateful just for being one of the few who have the good great fortune of being alive.
The Hidden History of " Earth Expansion " ( Told by researchers creating a Modern Theory of the Earth )
And explains geologic vault lines in terms of the Earth actually expands in volume over time .
THE NORDIC THEORY OF EVERYTHING / IN SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE . By Anu Partanen . Fascinating read .
The Fins have one of the highest , if not the best , educational system in the World .
The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
It could be placed in the magical realism/fantasy genre, so we’ll see. But, Morganstern’s writing is brilliant (imo) and it’s easy to become immersed in these worlds she creates.
Well, Morganstern's writing is still brilliant, even beautiful in its own whimsical way, but the plot wanders off too much, and the character development is seriously lacking. I've lost interest in a book, when the idea of all the characters suddenly dying, and the plot coming to an untimely end, wouldn't bother me in the slightest. An author has to make me care about the characters, and so far, I don't.
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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
- Becky Chambers
That's why I don't read Faulkner.
Yea, I think that writers should take full responsibility for clarity in their work. Morganstern, like Faulkner, writes beautifully, but isn't entirely clear. To be fair, Faulkner was a literary genius, even if his work was mildly pretentious. He's one of those ''love or hate'' authors. There's no in-between, in my humble opinion.
I agree that Faulkner deserves his elevated reputation but yes, I "hate" his style of narrative, too many stories going on at the same time.
Agree! And, sometimes I like that writing style, but when characters are not properly introduced, and authors take for granted that you should just know who they're talking about, it's annoying.
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