But having uninstalled Twitter, I found myself less tempted to go and look at my Twitter stats (nothing to see) and also less tempted to flick through the blogs. After all, if I wasn’t going to tweet about them, why not read a book instead? Each new app that I removed from my phone weakened my tendency to pick up the device; often, it made other apps less useful or less appealing. I hadn’t seen this effect coming, but I wasn’t complaining.
$13.7 trillion …nd coins.” (The number now appears to be about $1.5 trillion out of $13.7 trillion.) There is nothing stopping our banking system from creating more dollars whenever the mood strikes. Of the $13.7 trillion in the M2 money supply as of October 2017, $13.5 trillion was created after 1959—or, to put it another way, M2 has expanded by almost 50 times.
☐ Be young and have fun ☐ Play outside in the sun ☐ Be silly in my own way ☐ Behave when mom or dad say ☐ Be curious and carefree ☐ Be brave when things scare me ☐ Cry and know it’s okay ☐ Laugh and hug all day ☐ Be honest and kind ☐ Listen but speak my mind ☐ Be gentle and caring ☐ Be adventurous and daring ☐ Be healthy and smart ☐ Love with all my heart ☐ Be myself and be bolder ☐ Remember this list when I’m older