Anxiety is a medical condition—it’s biological. A chemical imbalance where our primitive “fight or flight” response kicks in at times it shouldn’t. It’s also a condition that’s often misunderstood by those that don’t experience it. But it needs to lose its stigma. It should be talked about more. Millions suffer from it.
The goal of my evening plan is to know exactly what I need to work on tomorrow. The biggest impediment to maintaining a high output is not being clear on what to work on next. Procrastination is usually a symptom of unclear next steps, or insufficiently easy next steps. The …
Location independence is only possible because of communication infrastructures built with public funds. Low-cost destinations exist because rich countries looted and plundered the rest of the world for centuries through colonialism and unequal trade relationships. The privilege of even considering digital nomadism is a result of legal structures and high-quality public services funded through the wealth generated by centuries of global dominance.
The fierce individualism embedded in the culture of digital nomadism ignores (and can damage) communities, both at home and abroad. People who feel “liberated” from space have no stake in improving the space around them. To them, local communities are as valuable as co-working space. Digital nomads are far less likely to work toward positive local change, fight for the rights of disadvantaged peoples, or halt the gentrification that displaces long-term residents — to which they usually contribute — because those issues don’t affect them.
Can of worms in every corner: After looking at the code, sometimes you’ll realize that the string you want to edit is just one possible version that can show up. If you edit that string, you’ll have to rewrite 9 other related strings. Do you really want to open up that can of worms?
…ey sit in traffic. But air travel accounts for a large and growing proportion of carbon emissions — one flight from Europe to Australia generates about the same amount of CO2 as driving a car for an entire year. And the negative impacts go beyond just carbon: International flights also release large quantities…
Adventures in Missing the Point
The problems of Christianity in our two millennia of history have come from this tendency to abstract our beliefs in Jesus to merely intellectual assent (He exists. He is the Son of God. He died and was resurrected. He lives in my heart. He removed my sin and guilt. He will return to Earth. He wants all people to believe in him), while actively living out of other belief systems, on other foundations, whether willfully or in ignorance.