On comparing Twitter with Instagram

For the most part Instagram people preached positivity and contentment, and reminded themselves and their followers that the aesthetic harmony attainable in images was fleeting, not sustainable as a way of life. Instagram people did not seem mean or clever. They were earnest and sincere. They drank green smoothies and went on hikes, sought personal bests, good health, peace of mind, and oneness with the universe. They believed every day was a beautiful day to be alive. Leaving Twitter for Instagram was like

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The Burnout List

Reasons for Burnout

11. Positivity bias: cultural blindspot of missing problems that are the repercussion of too much of a cherished value, like freedom, communication, and personal responsibility. “The violence of positivity does not deprive, it saturates; it does not exclude, it exhausts.” –Byung-Chul Han’s The Burnout Society. A disease of abundance requires abstinence, not antidotes.

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On music, artists and paying for it

Remember how a decade ago we all stole music from the Internet and the only problem with it was that artists weren’t being paid? And then somehow, a decade later, we all pay for our music now but artists still aren’t being paid?

On being satisfied

“Sufficiency isn’t two steps up from poverty or one step short of abundance. It isn’t a measure of barely enough or more than enough. Sufficiency isn’t an amount at all. It is an experience, a context we generate, a declaration, a knowing that there is enough, and that we are enough.” ― Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

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Enough seems like a radical idea in a world that is conditioned to more.


When it comes to income, scientists say there actually is an ideal yearly amount we can earn to feel emotionally content and satisfied – and believe it or not, if you have too much money, you may actually start creeping back into unhappy territory.