This last week was a low energy one.
In Rochester, the leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees. The sun is setting earlier and the nights are growing colder. Growing up, it was common that it would snow on Halloween! Winter might not be here yet, but it’s right around the corner.
I hope you can all create the space to enjoy these last moments of fall. Go for a long walk in a park. Meet up with an acquaintance for a distanced-outdoor drink at a local bar (ayyy). Sit on your front porch and enjoy the sun on a chilly fall morning (with a hot cup of coffee).
The Best of my Recent Reads:
- “The lesson, it seemed to me, was that curiosity has no home. Thinking is at best a liability, something that destabilizes the solidity of a life and rips one from fellowship of other people. At worst it’s poison, a fatal and ineradicable dose of melancholy and doubt. In either case, the only rational course is to avoid it.” from Wisdom That Is Woe by Joseph Keegin
This beautiful piece will resonate with many of you. Joseph explores the often isolating nature of a deeply introspective and intellectual life.
- A social currency startup, Roll, is creating a product with the potential to radically change the relationship between creators and their fans. Their plan is to create novel tokens that can be given to reward users for taking a desired action: subscribing, sharing a video, commenting, etc. These rewards can then be exchanged to gain access to special content or merchandise [via Justin Murphy and the Other Life Newsletter].
I received a few messages from readers of Seeking Tribe last week asking if I could make a few connections. These may be out there but I figured I’d ask! Please feel free to reach out if you have an ask, or would like to be connected with either of these friends.
- Are you of you particularly interested in political philosophy? Are you looking for a roommate by any chance?
- Do any of you know anyone looking for interns at the intersections of data science and sustainability? My friend Claude is looking for leads, you can see his sustainability blog here.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful week and try to find enjoyment wherever you can. Looking back at 2019, it’s now easy to see that there is a lot that we take for granted.
Dare to be grateful!
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