Such a beautiful poem
After reading this snippet in the Photographer at the Ends of the Earth article, I had to read the whole thing.
"How can I dream except beyond this life?
Can I outleap the sea-
The edge of all the land, the final sea?"
Eye roll. This is unbelievable. Such a clear diversion tactic. Instead of worrying about how much pilots can bench press, shouldn't we should be worrying about why the system malfunctioned in the first place?
Also this - "regulators are concerned about whether female aviators—who typically have less upper-body strength than their male counterparts—may find it difficult to turn the crank in an emergency"
Or maybe we shouldn't be relying on the strength of a pilot to keep a plane from crashing. If that's the best we've got, maybe the plane shouldn't be in the air...
I listened to a podcast called Finding Cleo from the CBC where they discuss the horrors of the residential schools in the 60’s and 70’s. It was shocking and so hard to listen to. Great article, great podcast.
From the prosecutor - “It was a heavy decision,” Minger said. “It’s a tragedy, but at the end of the day, it’s charging a very young person with one of the most serious crimes we have. But I just think it needs to be done at this point, for finality.”
Unbelievable.. For finality? What does that even mean?
"“There are four different reasons why you want to work or do any activity: fun, meaning, ego, and reward,” he says. When ambition is motivated by a desire for fun or meaning, our performance and well-being increase. But when we’re primarily driven by ego and/or reward, our work suffers, and so do we."
I feel like some of these are so intertwined, it's hard to differentiate them. I've had some of these same thoughts though - am I losing my ambition? I feel less motivated than I did 10 years ago even though I'm doing work that I really love. What is going on?
Interesting, not sure I agree with the solution but the crazy amount of pressure on kids to perform and insane amount of hours required for high-paying jobs is a problem. I think about this a lot when I think about having kids. How will I shield them from this high-pressure competitive culture while also helping them to succeed?
Interesting read! I’ve had many of these thoughts myself when trying to rationalize why people have such dislike of vegans. I hope the sentiment will change as vegan food/veganism becomes more mainstream.
Love this, how inspiring! My mom and I were at Unforked the other day and she ordered a normal burger and I ordered an impossible burger and the server gave us the wrong ones. We had both eaten half our burgers before we realized the mistake. The impossible burger is incredible. My mom is a convert now.
Completely agree with the author, beyond meat is eh, but impossible is unreal.
I've heard about the research linking loneliness to premature death and I always wondered why that is. I find that very interesting and this article gives come clues, like spouses reminding you to take your medication or something, but I wonder what the other factors are. It has to be more than that. I guess I should read the study!
I also remember having those exact feelings of pressure and loneliness they describe in the article in college at uchicago and I feel like it has only gotten worse for students. It makes me worry about when I have kids, how will I shield them from this intense pressure, not just in college, but as early as elementary school I think it's a problem. What is the solution?
I agree that social media and technology are part of the problem but you can't completely cut kids off from technology and social media because it might put them behind (but maybe not?) and I think there are benefits, however if they get too entrenched, obviously there are hugely negative consequences.
Also I totally agree with the arts being therapeutic. Really enjoyed this article.
Valid arguments, but he writes it in such an inflammatory way that it's hard to take seriously. It would have been nice if he had been able to start a dialogue with the Atlantic/Jesse Singal, but his emails/tweets are so rude/unprofessional. It seems clear to me he didn't want a dialogue. I think there's a better way to approach this.