Bubble Tea, Writing Prompts, Revolutions, and More
Seven links to worthwhile thin(g/k)s
Hello dear reader,
I revamped my entire website, and I added some new pages titled About, along with Now and Contact. Thanking Derek Sivers for the inspo :-) I did this all from scratch by myself, in no way being a coder or a web designer or anywhere near tech-literate, so in an attempt to see where I can improve rather than to gloat, I invite you to take a moment to give me your impressions of the site and let me know how I could do better.
Here are seven links to bits of the world I have been exploring this week, shared with the hope that you will find them to be an inspiring springboard for deeper thinking.
Writing Prompts: I have solidified a tiny creative project that could help nudge us to write creatively, or at least with some more intention and thought throughout the day. New prompts are added daily and are meant to inspire us to be more observant of both our inner lives and our external circumstances. I hope you’ll join, privately or publicly!
Revolutions: It amazes me how well-versed and helpful people can be when they share with the world their love for a subject. I’ve been listening to a podcast that explores the great revolutions of history (so far, I’ve only listened to the Russian Revolution episodes), and it’s been such a treat to hear someone talk about a topic with knowledge and enthusiasm.
Income and Wellbeing: New research showing “evidence that experienced well-being rises linearly with log income, with an equally steep slope above $80,000 as below it. This suggests that higher incomes may still have potential to improve people’s day-to-day well-being, rather than having already reached a plateau for many people in wealthy countries.” The link to the entire research article (open access) can be found here.
Confucius on Good Government: “Things have roots and branches… If the root be in confusion, nothing will be well governed.”
Poem recommendation: David Whyte’s Just Beyond Yourself (treat: read by Whyte himself)
Chronicles of a Bubble Tea Addict: In Jiayang Fan’s personal history article, she writes, “Boba and I spent our adolescence as scrappy, enterprising immigrants at America’s periphery. For a new generation, it’s a ubiquitous, Instagram-friendly mark of Asian identity.”
See you next week,
PS — Craig Mod has a little section at the end of his newsletters called “Fellow Walkers,” and I’m inspired to incorporate something similar here. I’d like to ask you, fellow readers, “Where are you from?” or “How would you introduce yourself?” Feel free to send me your response(s) via email to email@example.com and I’ll go ahead and share them here anonymously in my upcoming newsletters. Grateful for you.