Architect. I design buildings ... and myself.
Nov 11, 2020
104 Stashed Ideas
Music is important to people individually and on a societal level. Music is greatly influential to the state of technology. The devices we use to listen to music shape the technological landscape.
But when did earbuds become synonymous with a portable music player, and where did it all start?
For social institutions, like the family, the community, businesses, hospitals, governmental organisations, etc., their true aim must be known to function well.
Unhinged from its larger purpose can lead them astray. For example, politicians that vie for power rather than service, doctors working for money rather than humans, news outlets sensationalising for rating instead of objective reporting, etc.
Creating something beautiful is a great way to boost your mood. We all are makers and creators, and making stuff is a powerful way to feel good.
Cooking food, fixing something, decluttering your desk, or painting bottles can help pep you up.
Technology + Anxiety = Techziety
While pursuing a new habit, or eradicating an old one, we often experience a dip in motivation, focus and energy. This is due to many factors, like loss of motivation due to any internal or external difficulty, or getting sidetracked by life.
A habit dip is a temporary fall and can be a learning experience if we endure it.
Right after Thanksgiving, the sights and sounds around us morph into a familiar holiday cheer, with twinkling lights, christmas carols and classics on TV channels. It can be the best feeling in the world, but also can be an oppressive feeling for some, who are so lonely that they feel ‘mocked’ by the ongoing holiday splurge going around, with family get togethers and gifts.
The holiday times are cheery but stressful, and can be a harrowing experience for those who already struggle with loneliness or depression.
Even if some writers avoid reading when they’re writing a book because they’re afraid of being influenced by other people’s work, finding your unique voice is most times the result of borrowing ingredients from other people and coming up with your recipes.