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Headphones On

Headphones On

Did you hear that? Yeah, that annoying continuous hum that wont leave you alone. Do you know what that terrible sound is? If you guessed election season, you're correct?

I already got sucked in. The other night I found myself watching a video of someone interviewing several people at a political rally who you could tell right away were not the sharpest tools in the shed. I couldn't believe some of the answers they gave to the interviewers questions. I thought it had to be staged. It had me all triggered begging for the salvation of humanity. Then I realized that it was time to turn that $h!t off and avoid that garbage at all costs.

On the flip side, I had a great conversation this morning about various podcasts and apps that are available to us at no cost and how wonderful it is that we have those (examples below). Then we laughed about time wasted in the past (maybe somtimes the present, too...) on apps and podcasts that serve no real benefit other than mindless entertainment. I did proudly removed the Facebook app that I had reinstalled with the sole intent of selling a few items but I found myself mindlessly scrolling since recently. I feel better knowing its gone already!

So here are a few items I am currently feeding my mind to become a better human;

Robert Greene: A Process for Finding & Achieving Your Unique Purpose
I had not taken the time to listen to Andrew Hubermans podcasts but am so glad I was prompted to dig in to the great information he is sharing thanks to this German guy I know.

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity - I ingested the audiobook and found so much gold in it that I purchased the phyiscal book and associated workbook to go back and dig in. Its not a quick read/listen or light material, but if you want to get more detail around how to live and thrive for a longer life, this is a great starting place.

Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones - Along the same lines, but also some completely different ideas. I can't recommend this documentary enough.

Duolingo Ted Talk- Hey, if I am going to delete the facebook app, might as well put a more useful addiction in its place. Vamos!!!

Last but not least, if you speak with me over the next few months and I am clueless as to whats going on in the Presidential race, don't judge me. I am going to do my best to avoid that circus for the sake of longevity!