Digital Magpie - 25 July

Life Interupted Exhibition - State Library NSW

Life Interupted Exhibition - State Library NSW

Some of the curious and interesting I found this week.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. We do tend to go on about value of optimism, but this article lays out the evidence for cultivating an optimistic life.
  4. Do you question your bravery? This article will remind you that you of the many times you show how brave you are!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I need to read this every day! I am not my thoughts!