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Celebrating 1,000 subscribers
Reaching a key milestone and my personal top 5 posts
While I was snorkeling 🤿 with sharks and turtles in a remote part of West Papua, we hit a key milestone for this newsletter: 1,000 subscribers!
I am super grateful to all of you who are reading, supporting, sharing, and promoting this newsletter! Thank you all so much for supporting my work! 😊
This is only the beginning! 😉
If you are new to the newsletter or haven’t dived into it much yet, here is a list of my personal top 5 pieces:
“The organizing principle of the modern world is pain. To build a world that is truly sustainable and just, pleasure needs to replace pain and become the new organizing principle of our future. […] From solving pain points to solving pleasure points. […]
Lots of pain at work comes from being someone else. It’s only when we find or create a job in which we can truly be ourselves, that we realize how much time we actually lost or wasted trying to be (or become) someone else. And once your job is all about being you, becoming better at your job suddenly turns into becoming better at being you.”
“Sociologist Hartmut Rosa has an interesting analysis of our relationship with time which, according to him, is experiencing a loss of meaningful connection between the past, the present, and the future. Time (or how we perceive it) is basically out of sync!”
“So how can we get out of that mode of aggression and alienation? How can we get our groove back? […] Resonance is a way of encountering the world – i.e. people, places, things, experiences, nature, history,… – that is characterized by […] affection, emotion, transformation and unpredictability. […] Rosa calls it ‘vibrant time’ as opposed to ‘frozen time’.”
“Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today.[…] [But] [what] today’s cult of convenience fails to acknowledge [is] that difficulty is a constitutive feature of human experience. Convenience is all destination and no journey. But climbing a mountain is different from taking the tram to the top, even if you end up at the same place.”
“Sexism has created an economy that makes it very hard to address the real problems that we now face. Our limiting ideas about men and women are holding us back.” [..] We have a financial system that has poured resources into businesses promising to “disrupt”, “crush” and ”dominate”. […] Where were the innovations promising to “repair”, “tend” and “co-operate”?” - Katrine Marçal
“For quite some time now, corporations have been the dominant form of how we create (specifically economic) value for society and ourselves. Corporations, in the sense of big, large companies, dominate the business world, they define how we organize work and they’ve enabled us to create amazing products and services. For many, it’s become normal to either join a corporation and work up the career ladder; found a startup and scale it into (or sell it) to a corporation; or work at a small company that sells products or services to….corporations. But what if that is about to change? […] What if we are soon reaching peak corporation?”
I am unfortunately having a busy week 😅 due to coming back from a long vacation (the last few Rabbit Holes issues were scheduled for automatic send-out in advance…clever, ey?! 😉). So that’s already it for this week’s edition.
Next week I’ll however be back in full force for the usual mind-bending Rabbit Holes issue!
Again, thank you all so much for supporting my work! 🙏