– things the grandkids should know; this wonderful list is full of things everyone should know;
– I would add tweet less, kiss more to the list: “Let’s put down at least some of these gadgets and spend a little time just being ourselves”
– on the same theme Harvard Business Reviews asks How Will You Measure Your Life ? This rang very true and is one of the reasons I left banking to make (a lot) less money as a journalist but which still remains one of my better choices:
“People who are driven to excel have this unconscious propensity to underinvest in their families and overinvest in their careers—even though intimate and loving relationships with their families are the most powerful and enduring source of happiness.”
– The Smithsonian’s 40 things you need to know about the next 40 years;
– No 40 on the list is reading becoming an athletic activity :
“Books were good at developing a contemplative mind. Screens encourage more utilitarian thinking.Book reading strengthened our analytical skills, encouraging us to pursue an observation all the way down to the footnote. Screen reading encourages rapid pattern-making, associating this idea with another, equipping us to deal with the thousands of new thoughts expressed every day. In books we find a revealed truth; on the screen we assemble our own truth from pieces.”
This week Amazon said sales of electronic books for its Kindle e-reader were more than hardcover books for the first time so this prediction looks likely to become true in a lot less than 40 years.
– amazing photos of Chinese performance artist Li Wei: “I break through gravity in my pictures, I act like a meteorite“;
– hope I can conquer Kilimanjaro when I’m 82.