Some of the curious and interesting I found this week.
- I won tickets to see Still Life on the weekend. It's a lovely movie, but defs not for the action loving, blockbuster crowd - it's a very slow, gentle meditation on loneliness and humanity and goodness. Thank you ABC RN for the tickets.
- The Life Interupted: Personal Diaries from WW1 exhibition at the State Library is powerful - the soliders were so young, so brave, so resourceful! It shows us a time when nearly everyone had to consider issues associated with life and death. It's not bleak, but it is humbling.
- We do tend to go on about value of optimism, but this article lays out the evidence for cultivating an optimistic life.
- Do you question your bravery? This article will remind you that you of the many times you show how brave you are!
- The role of creating habits in order to strengthen our willpower is of enormous interest to me. James Clear is the guru of habit-creation, and I love how he encourages us to build habits in baby steps.
- Hunter S Thompson's advice to a friend haunts me 'whether to float with the tide, or to swim for a goal. It is a choice we must all make consciously or unconsciously at one time in our lives'. It's not just the quality of the advice; but that he was so wise and so articulate at 20 just blows my mind.
- Alerting people to the line between free advice and fee-based consulting can be a challenge - these 6 Tips for Reluctant Negotiators spoke to me.
- Do you watch cricket - enjoying the game whilst blissfully ignoran of many of the rulings (ugh hello LBW). Stephen Fry is here to help with his animated Rules of Cricket series.
- I need to read this every day! I am not my thoughts!