My first 10 rating..... not because of exceptional writing or clever quips but the content is so interesting. I was watching Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel last night, a segment was how kids are 10x more prone to have surgery now than 12 years ago..... the reason is they are pushed to excel in ONE sport, soccer, tennis , football whatever..... This must be the parents pushing these kids, they could not possibly know that they don't want to swim or play baseball, anyway the repetitive nature of training on these young bodies has created a generation of injured young children..... if they would be exposed to all sports and activities for sheer fun the injuries would be drastically reduced...... I see a direct correlation to this article, spread out the mind, the experiences, see what sticks on these kids.........ok, back to the article, imagine polymaths in this article being pigeon holed into one path, what a crime..... I had the ability to do what ever I wanted as a kid and young adult, never really excelled in any single field but loved the paths I took..... sports, art, business, writing, music.... I value all these experiences and am so grateful that I never focused too much on only one talent (or lack of talent) anyway.... by far the best article. thanks for posting!
When does feeling grateful for my life begin to feel kinda piggy?..... I am lost and conflicted at times but I do not want to lose the emotion of being grateful for the things I have worked for.... but there is no denying I have and my kids have had many more opportunities than the kids and people in this article.... Yes we work for the things we have but it is still so unfair.
Kinda disturbing.... I am not sure a therapist would say anything like "So what's wrong with you again?" and the meds are wack, but Josh's suffering is real and hard to read...... anyway very some touching and poignant moments. Gets my first 10 rating!
great insight..... It is very personal, I agree with everything written but there was so much omitted, I think older friendships do fade because of changing lifestyles but new relationships that are more current do crop up ..... I value my older friends and do try to keep in touch with old school buddies, and work buddies and all kinds of older relationships, but the newer people I become attached to seem to be in the same emotional space that I orbit.... It is still super fun to run into old friends and catch-up, then we end with the "We should try to keep more in touch." ...... but we seldom do.
Lots of facts and a somewhat dry read but a great source of info and insight to the new face of retail..... 2 things that were not addressed in enough detail, 1. the environmental impact on the planet. 2. the impact on small retailers. I am a small retailer (liquor store) and have a nagging fear that we might lose a large % of our sales to an Amazon-ish mindset...... I found the last mile data interesting. I am conflicted with this type of E-Shopping and cannot deny the connivence, but what will be the true cost to lost downtowns, and the demise of local shops. Anyway, tons of info on an issue that is important to me and my family. THX.
Sometimes we don't intend to signal and we are accused of doing so...... I drive a crappy car because I rarely drive and don't really use or need any of the bells and whistles that the new cars have..... I am regularly asked if I am trying to make a point because I drive a vehicle that people believe to be well below my means. HA, that is so annoying, but I am somewhat self-aware that I look ruddier than I actually feel I am. I feel pressured to drive a new more suitable car at times so I do not send out the wrong signal...... What have we humans become? BTW I have no plans to buy the Range Rover my kids insist I drive.
I would like to know how long people stay in tech jobs. It seems like bouncing around is common. Some of these perks might be needed to persuade new talent, then it seems to get in the way of productivity.... an odd dilemma.
How many times have you read something and just wished someone else would read it? It's always a hassle to get that person or people to the site...... WELL WALLLA! You guys have done it, really makes shared reading simple and easy, I see huge platforms growing, political, sports,lifestyles, health..... and of course fiction pieces. Really looking forward to getting a network of people to discuss things that are mutually interesting with good content to support those discussions. Thanks guys!
In the tennis community we are very aware that the big three are so dominating and so old! Possibly this is the reason that some of these young amazing talents have not challenged for majors. It does seen that the younger players are in better shape but they appear to lose focus in the later sets. I would like some more evidence that screen time is effecting concentration.
Great article..... A difficult topic to discuss, but really should be hashed out
especially by true "Me Too'ers" ..... He got a raw deal..... There should have been a better process for him to address these charges, the rush to judgement seemed calculated, especially by Kristen Gillibrand, I met her and actually had a conversation with her, I came away unimpressed. Gillibrand did not seem genuine. According to the article, this was a political takedown by a right-wing group. The democrats were played, and lost a true soldier for the progressives. I hope he can recover and get back into politics.
This was interesting, little spippets of silly info stays embeded in our thoughts and we tent to remember some of those thoughts with much more detail then when we origonally obsorbed these moments. Selective memory says alot about us. What we remember and why is very interesting and does shape our soul.
I usually read the articles and then skim the comments. Oh boy,workingmom..... I wish we could get together, I would give you a nice long hug and just say, "Everything is going to be alright." I think these blogs are supposed to be quick snippets of Bill's travels, I hope they stay loose and casual and have a feeling of ease. I hope they continue to be long and sometimes silly or a nothingness, light feeling to them, I personally do not want the minute by minute sharp recollection of a trip. Bill, carry on with the nuance and conversational writing style. Also, please don't EVER stop THINKING! As fas as the 'look at me vibe'
thats why I am reading this..... I want to look and hear this stuff. Ciao.
So you have named your camper "Sputnick".... obvously for the first satallite ever launched into space, a searcher of the unknown, a scientific marvel, circling the earth to gather information and relay back to the earthlings. An interesting metaphor for your travels. However, there is another less romantic feeling of Sputnick when it was launched, instead of it being heralded as the amazing scientific marvel that it was, certian people with nefarious agendas framed it as a huge Russian threat, a weapon constantly circling above us. It caused panic and fear in some. President Kennedy actually committed to putting the first human on the moon because of his desire to outdue Russias Sputnick program. It could be said that Sputnick, was the beginning of a completely different mindset for all developed nations. I think many people are going to embrace your mission, will want to be involved in this reading revouloution. But be ready for the nay-sayers, those who say it is not possible. Some who actually fear change. I believe in ReadUp and it tilting the insanity into a more moderate and livable lifestyle, of reading and pondering, and actually thinking. We as a society need to slow the heck down and really read stuff to absorb it, enough of the headline scanning and half-reading. OK, take your sputnick and show us the way! Ciao.
Could I find more time to read? Sure. Do I? No. It is difficult to change routine, It's taken me 60 years to become this person and the idea of dropping everything and reading just will not happen.... but as I have mentioned before, I am going to make an intention to slow down and try.