Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #88

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. Bernhard Lang captured the symmetry, color, and patterns of the umbrellas covering Italy's Adriatic coast from the air. They feel like colonies of weird beach people huddling together under their colored houses.  
  2. A beautiful reminder of how our lives are not a series of crazy sprints but a long flowing journey. Cristina Cordova's story resonated a lot especially when she talks about balancing her work with a family. 
  3. “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
    – Scott Adams
  4. "Learning to play music is an long exercise learning to to be kind to yourself." I think this applies to learning any difficult skill. The only way to become skilled at a task is willing to endure between terrible at it.  

  5. I will borrow Austin Kleon's warning that you will be upset either at the system or me for recommending John Taylor Gatto's  "Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling". He presents the case that school as an institution isnt interested in education but rather maintain itself as an institution. 

  6. It's a powerful realization when you accept the fact that your work isn't for everyone. Every person who has done something worth while has had their critics. Don't let them bother you and just focus on producing the best work possible. 

  7. James Clear examines how environment is often more important than motivation. Yet we rarely spend much time designing our environments versus our internal habits.