A Bill Murray binge, a simply biased media and a three-year reflection

Stories I’ve loved on Medium this week — 22.10.16

I read a lot. So, each Saturday, I share the Stories I’ve loved from around Medium over the last seven days.


Change isn’t a bad thing and do not be afraid of it, adapt with it.

He’s going to think I’m banging on about his post a bit too much now, but this Story from Jack Bond’s Journal is by far my favourite from the week.

Aside from some great (long-term) reflecting, Jack highly recommends a book called Who Moved My Cheese?, which is currently sat in my Amazon basket.

Also be sure to check out this post: I was fired because of my OCD…

The media is completely biased in favor of stories that they can easily understand and that you’ll be likely to follow.

Well I think we can all nod in agreement to this piece by Dave Pell, right?

The media enjoys being lazy nowadays and generally pushes out utter nonsense that is easy to produce and easy to digest. But, really, we’re all to blame.

We like it easy, and the media loves that we like it easy.

Until we push back — which is likely never — the media will continue to take the easy route.

“I live a little bit on the seat of my pants, I try to be alert and available…for life to happen to me. We’re in this life, and if you’re not available, the sort of ordinary time goes past and you didn’t live it. But if you’re available, life gets huge. You’re really living it.”

Okay, this is impressive. James Altucher — as his title suggests — binge-watched every Bill Murray movie. Then, so inspired by the Murray Magic, curated a selection of quotes from the man himself.

And they’re all just so brilliant. That quote I’ve pulled out right there is my favourite of the bunch, but dammit read them all.