The Joy of Missing Out: Best Links of the Week
Here are some of my favourite recent links on technology, relationships, habits and presence. Enjoy...
1. Internet Fail: Addicted to their smartphones, this couple is now fighting only in YouTube comments section.
Real, not real? You decide.
2. This artist is stopping people in their tracks.
My friend Rachel Kirkpatrick creates massive mandalas on public beaches and downtown sidewalks, taking people's breath away in the process. Look at this beauty.
3. We live in a world of constant entertainment – but is too much stimulation boring?
Sandi Mann looks at the increase of boredom in a technology-driven society, arguing for embracing downtime, rather than seeking dangerous ways to avoid it. Read "Why are we so bored?" in the Guardian.
4. Internet Win: Twinsters
Identical twin sisters who were raised on opposite sides of the world would never have found each other had it not been for the Internet. Watch this documentary on Netflix tonight and weep with me.
5. #JOMO Challenge: Write one letter and mail it this week.
"I have a box. One where when I am feeling down, I go to. It has all of my old love letters, letters from my parents, from my grandparents, etc. I feel like a bit of their being/energy has been transferred to this bit of paper that I am soothed by almost like they were holding me.”- Carissa of People I've Loved
April is Letter-Writing Month, an annual 30 letters in 30 days challenge. We’ve got one week left. I just popped three hand-written thank you notes in the mailbox and friends, it felt good. Don’t know where to buys stamps? Hit up 7-11. They carry them. For reals. Need some inspiration? Click here.
If you want to get all digital, take a snap of your mail and tweet me @cmcrook with #write_on. I'll retweet all the letter love you send my way.