6 Discoveries from Near and Far: Volume XI
I. Around the World
Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.
- Time Spent Creating Vs Consuming — “When you’re sitting at your desk and you find yourself thinking ‘this isn’t fun,’ that’s when you really start working”
- How Conductors Keep Getting Better at 90 — 70, 80, and 90-year-old symphony conductors talk about keeping a passion for their profession
- Architects Propose Converting World Cup Stadium Into Affordable Housing— An unconventional architecture project
- Dating While Mentally Ill— When do you tell the person you’re dating that there’s something they should know about?
- A New Yorker Faces His Phobia, One Stroke at a Time — With intensive swim lessons, a man takes on his fear of water
- My Parents Paid for My Education — Does That Mean I Need to Take a Soul Crushing Job?
II. On the Blog
A few posts you may have missed on the blog this week.
- Turning Fear into Curiosity: On the Road with Audrey Scott and Dan Noll — They sold everything they owned to travel. Twice.
- To Express Gratitude, Put the Do-Not-Disturb Sign Back Where it Belongs— A small thing I do 100 times a year
- Mini City Guide: Toubacouta, Senegal— This small West African city is adorned in ancient trees, lovely people, and the peace and quiet of being next to the water
- Why You Should Write— A reminder about why it matters
III. A Blast from the Past
Something from the AONC archives.
- Not Realistic— Wherever you encounter skeptics, naysayers, and charlatans, you will always encounter this phrase
Image: The New York Times