5 of the Best Things I've Read This Past Week
I usually don't do list links like this but there have been a few articles and posts this week that have me really thinking and really challenge my own perspective. That's the stuff that I love to read. Here's what I've found fascinating this week.
- •Last Men Standing (the forgotten AIDS survivors)Everyone gives that advice "live every day as if it's your last!" But would happen if you ACTUALLY did? No more saving for a future. Quitting your job or your school program midway. Cutting yourself off from society out of fear. This article profiles long term survivors of the AIDS epidemic. The ones that were told when they became HIV positive with no treatment available that they only had 1 year to live...and now it's 30 years later. http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2016/living-with-aids/story/
- •Why Some of Us Don't Have One True CallingI've always considered myself a Jack of All Trades/Master of None, bouncing around interests from art & design to writing to music to pop culture to humor to food to science to literature. It's been both a blessing and a curse. But this @TEDTalks explained how being a "Multipotentialite" can be a good thing, rang so very true to me and put to peace the idea that I have to pick one thing in my life and go with it. https://www.ted.com/talks/emilie_wapnick_why_some_of_us_don_t_have_one_true_calling
- •Trump Supporters aren't StupidI've long been fascinated with the idea of who supports Trump. I've developed a bubble of friends and social media channels in which nearly everyone condones Trump and what he stands for. But this article explains a little bit about WHY someone might vote for Trump and why someone might be racist. It's not pure ignorance. It's fear and shame. https://medium.com/@emmalindsay/trump-supporters-aren-t-stupid-3d38f70f2a2f#.brc1q8a7p
- •Disability Access and Pre-Peeled OrangesMy FB feed blew up with folks ridiculing the phenomenon of pre-peeled oranges at Whole Foods. I agreed with their posts until I read this list of tweets talking about how pre-peeled oranges are not only an accessibility issue but also a way to cut food waste. Such a different perspective and one I'm glad I learned about. https://storify.com/AnaMardoll/disability-access-and-pre-peeled-oranges
- •What Happens to Journalists when No One Wants to Print Their Words Anymore?Being a journalist means constantly being in the now, going from one present newsworthy event to the next one, day to day, article to article, deadline to deadline l. But what happens when that journalist is let go, as so many have been with the downsizing of newspapers across the country? So much talent misplaced and loss stories never told. http://billmoyers.com/story/what-happens-to-journalists-when-no-one-wants-to-print-their-words-anymore/