There are tons of articles and videos and books that tell us how we can be happier, and regular lists of the “happiest countries in the world”. But as I heard someone say the other day, it’s often easier to avoid things that make us unhappy than it is to pursue things that supposedly make us happy.
So here’s a video from CGP Gray about how you can be miserable. How many can you avoid?
- “Be the equivalent of a human pile of laundry.”
A good acronym / mnemonic device:
- VAPID goals vs. SMART goals
Yesterday’s topic was about book banning and censorship. How about hate speech and censorship? Where should we draw the line on free speech?
Here’s an article about a protest that took place in Tokyo a few days ago, outside of Twitter’s office.
That’s one way to protest. Another way is with humor. Like the “Mean Tweets” segment on Jimmy Kimmel. People read mean tweets about themselves. One way to deal with bullies is to laugh at them.
Here’s one with President Obama, done right before the election. His response to the last tweet is depressing to see now, but I do miss his sense of humor.
This funny short film was made in two weeks, using only an iPhone and an editing app that costs less than ¥2000. An inspiration for something creative to do during your summer vacation?
From Open Culture, with a title suggesting we should be using our smart phones for more than selfies, and including some constructive criticism in the comments section.
And they see everything, even if they tend to exaggerate (“He’s 42 feet tall”?).
This illustrator Koji is really great with kids, isn’t he!