Opinions

I’ve decided I’m not going to have an opinion on anything anymore. Opinions breed division. I’m just going to live my life and not worry about any of it. The world doesn’t need another opinion.

A quiet space

Sometimes, I get physically exhausted from talking to people. It is the curse of the introvert. I have built up some social skills over the years. It’s not like I am without ability. A few quips remembered. A bit of banter- keep the conversation moving, try to sound animated, ask others about themselves, the usual small talk skillset.

But if extroverts are recharged by social connections, there is no way I am one of them. A lie down, a long walk, a quiet room. Anything to feel human again.

We all need a quiet space from time to time. The brain feeds off the infinite, and it needs to be quiet to tune in.

Diet

As someone in recovery, I have had long term, ongoing issues with trying to lose weight and stop craving carbohydrates. One thing I have observed, and I’m not sure what the solution is, is that when I am tired, I don’t care. I just don’t care.

Facebook

is just toxic at the moment. So much misinformation, tribalism, people living in echo chambers and click bait mixed with memes that contain incredibly bland suggestions about life.

Give me a good book or a well written, well balanced and well researched article and I’m happy. Current reads are Prospect Magazine and Foreign Affairs, both excellent.