Diversions, vol. 74
Years ago, I was lucky enough to listen to Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia give a talk on building a sustainable and ethical company. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about with each breaking story about some other awful thing Facebook has done. Eli and I are currently in Japan and I’ve been predominantly keeping off of social media except in the mornings and evenings. We spent a few days in the countryside and with most of the stimulus of regular life stripped away, I’ve been surprised to find how much my mood sours after every session of mindless social media consumption. Between my frustration with social media companies and my frustration with the addictive feel of it, I’ve decided to delete all social apps from my phone. I figure that I can still check in once or twice a day via desktop versions but for now I’m looking forward to having more control over my attention.
Anyway, recently I’ve been:
- Feeling extraordinarily lucky to have read my first Haruki Murakami novel while in Japan. The experience has made me want to coordinate more of my reading with travel.
- Reconsidering my consumption patterns beyond social media. Things rarely make me happier and I’m trying to be more patient with purchases.
- Sharing my favorite scenic spots in Chicago and some of the ups and downs from my first year of working for myself.
- Highly recommending Yoshino, the small town in Japan that Eli and I just visited. It might be the kindest place I’ve ever visited.
- Bookmarking this Twitter account because animal Twitter might be the only good Twitter.
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- Sandy Noto