Love this .... I don’t scream or run but my go to way to let those I love know I’m mad as hell Is by quietly and intently looking into their eyes and letting them know how I fucking feel... using fuck in every way possible.
Wow! I can relate to this. I live in a conservative, white, Trump voting community. Feminism and activism are paradigms that are seldom discussed and honored as empowering examples of a community. I was invited into a group of activists fifteen years ago and it has grown exponentially. I never underestimate the power of woman gathering to fight for equality.
Love this, i wonder when the word monetize came into our vernacular. I never remember hearing it until maybe a few years ago now I hear it daily. I think money should stay separate from loves and passions it only casts a shadow on them.
Kudos to this guy. I’m trying not to use Amazon anymore. It’s so easy to over consume from the comfort of our living rooms. Mindfulness in what we truly need, where it comes from and how it gets to our front porch is key.
Five years from now this will be commonplace (I hope). At least single use plastic for our leftovers will seem like insanity. We bring glass containers and that seems like a very small step but that’s how habits change.
Feel like I know most of this. I’ve never said “I’m reaching for my license or registration” but good info for people. I think I might have gotten pulled over more in NJ when I had an Obama bumper sticker ... but I have gotten very few tickets in my life. Still tend to be aware of how much power police have.
Finally we are beginning to understand that humans aren’t the only ones using tools. I thought about Coco too. We are so used to looking at the world thru a human centric lens. Glad to see that changing.
This sheds a different light on mindfulness. I agree that we tend to over simplify some of these techniques but I still believe that meditation and actively practicing present moment awareness are invaluable tools for growth and self identity. As the author points out we still need to see ourselves in a larger social and political structure and actively work on these elements that might be affecting our mental state.
Not a very hopeful view but I feel Kakutani is right on in this essay.
And in an era of data overload and short attention spans, it’s not the most reliable, trustworthy material that goes viral — it’s the loudest voices, the angriest, most outrageous posts that get clicked and shared.
This is why the world needs ReadUp now.