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Weekend Reading | Saturday, May 7, 2022

Featured Articles: Good Writing From Around The Web

How To Make New Friends as An Adult—And Keep Them

Just a quick thank you to some old friends, Gary, Chris, Jay, and John… and a new one, Sven. I would be a disaster without you.

The Mental Health Consequences of Staring at Yourself on Zoom All Day

It’s looking like Zoom is a permanent part of life. If so, we should all “hide” self-view to protect us from the new normal.

Bitcoin Is Not an Investment — I’m Glad I Sold It

I pretty much agree with Buffet and Munger on this. It’s not an “investment.” Sure, you can make money with it. But, it’s at best a 50/50 shot. Greed and envy always pull us towards speculation.

Why I Walk

I need a walk for so many reasons.

2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

Innovation continues. We get so bogged down in headlines describing how bad everything is. It is good to be reminded that new things and better things and cleaner things and sustainable things and so many wondrous things are being invented.


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Always reading, always learning, Jonathan hand-selects these articles for readers each week. To view Jonathan’s curated articles from previous weeks, CLICK HERE.

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