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Buddhism Is More ‘Western’ Than You Think

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1 day ago

The tension between creativity and productivity

kottke.org

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1 day ago

Fuck work

aeon.co

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10 days ago

How Not To NaNoWriMo

writerunboxed.com

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33 days ago

The slow collapse of the social contract is the backdrop for a modern mania for clean eating, healthy living, personal productivity, and “radical self-love”—the insistence that, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, we can achieve a meaningful existence by maintaining a positive outlook, following our bliss, and doing a few hamstring stretches as the planet burns. The more frightening the economic outlook and the more floodwaters rise, the more the public conversation is turning toward individual fulfillment as if in a desperate attempt to make us feel like we still have some control over our lives.

Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless

thebaffler.com

olivia maia

34 days ago

Pode a subalterna outra subalterna calar?

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34 days ago

To escape is essentially to be out of view, thus instructing me in this fundamental truth: that sometimes we just want to disappear without having to die in the process.

How We Escape It: An Essay

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34 days ago

These days, everybody from Left to Right – from the economist Dean Baker to the social scientist Arthur C Brooks, from Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump – addresses this breakdown of the labour market by advocating ‘full employment’, as if having a job is self-evidently a good thing, no matter how dangerous, demanding or demeaning it is. But ‘full employment’ is not the way to restore our faith in hard work, or in playing by the rules, or in whatever else sounds good. The official unemployment rate in the United States is already below 6 per cent, which is pretty close to what economists used to call ‘full employment’, but income inequality hasn’t changed a bit. Shitty jobs for everyone won’t solve any social problems we now face.

Fuck work

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41 days ago

How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows

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42 days ago

And each successive work of literature expands the possibilities of our language, deepening our expressive capacity. In almost every major literature there are works that make you love being human, and make you love and revere the humanity of other people. That is the great potential of any art.

Marilynne Robinson on Finding the Right Word

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58 days ago

Blogs do milênio passado: uma vida escrevendo na internet

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58 days ago

When Life Asks for Everything

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60 days ago

The future looks expensive

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60 days ago

ótimo texto do marcelo ferlin <3

O espírito da Draco

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60 days ago

Writing Characters with Depression: What You&#039;re Doing Wrong

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60 days ago

Sherlock Holmes – Aventuras secretas no Kindle for Samsung

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64 days ago

xkcd Phone 6

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66 days ago

There’s a strong impulse in our culture to run away from these little corners. We’re told that society’s winners will be the thinkers who network, collaborate, create, and strategize in concert with others. Our kids are taught to study in groups, to execute projects as teams. Our workplaces have been stripped of walls so that the organization functions as a unit. The big tech companies also propel us to join the crowd—they provide us with the trending topics and their algorithms suggest that we read the same articles, tweets, and posts as the rest of the world.

There’s no doubting the creative power of conversation, the intellectual potential of humbly learning from our peers, the necessity of groups working together to solve problems. Yet none of this should replace contemplation, moments of isolation, where the mind can follow its own course to its own conclusions.

How Technology Makes Us Less Free

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olivia maia

80 days ago

"Late capitalism is like your love life: it looks a lot less bleak through an Instagram filter. The slow collapse of the social contract is the backdrop for a modern mania for clean eating, healthy living, personal productivity, and “radical self-love”—the insistence that, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, we can achieve a meaningful existence by maintaining a positive outlook, following our bliss, and doing a few hamstring stretches as the planet burns. The more frightening the economic outlook and the more floodwaters rise, the more the public conversation is turning toward individual fulfillment as if in a desperate attempt to make us feel like we still have some control over our lives."

The Alternative to Thinking All the Time

raptitude.com

olivia maia

80 days ago

sobre essa tal de mindfulness ;)

Mind Your Own Business

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olivia maia

81 days ago

O escritor como leitor – por Ricardo Piglia

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olivia maia

152 days ago

After the intellectuals are rounded up and shut up in academia exploring their own strange symptoms, things are simple, perhaps banal – or should we say ‘pragmatic’? The imaginary ‘real world’ is a stark and barren place. Like a population purged of lepers, the public sphere separated from intellectuals expels much as ‘merely academic’.

University as an Intellectual Asylum

thephilosophicalsalon.com

olivia maia

163 days ago

As Marx might say, you can be an abstractionist in the morning, a photorealist in the afternoon, a minimal minimalist in the evening.

Has art ended again?

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163 days ago

We are less likely to kill ourselves for a particular reason, than when we lose reason altogether.

What Pushes a Person to Suicide?

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164 days ago

In Praise of Lost Causes

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164 days ago

Conspicuous consumption is over. It’s all about intangibles now

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164 days ago

A vida sem pausa

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174 days ago

revolutions turn into horrible things when they renounce themselves as radical ruptures, when they deny the impossible and turn it into a mere mechanical possibility

Escape from Horror

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174 days ago

Virginia Woolf: There Are Way Too Many Personal Essays Out There

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174 days ago

In Favour of Artistic Failure

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174 days ago

To be happier, focus on what’s within your control

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187 days ago

Another paradox of neoliberalism is that universal competition relies upon universal quantification and comparison. The result is that workers, job-seekers and public services of every kind are subject to a pettifogging, stifling regime of assessment and monitoring, designed to identify the winners and punish the losers. The doctrine that Von Mises proposed would free us from the bureaucratic nightmare of central planning has instead created one.

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

theguardian.com

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192 days ago

Literatura de esquerda – por Damián Tabarovsky

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194 days ago

is it more likely that a painful-to-acknowledge sense of inadequacy will promote an intellectual defensiveness and resistance to ideas not intuitively obvious?

Our world outsmarts us

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196 days ago

Librarians in the 21st Century: It Is Becoming Impossible to Remain Neutral

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201 days ago

When faced with so-called ‘progressive business’, stay skeptical

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206 days ago

Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’

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olivia maia

207 days ago

What Do Blind People Actually See?

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210 days ago

Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

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210 days ago

"DAMIÁN TABAROVSKY: "A LITERATURA SE OPÕE AO DIÁLOGO""

2015

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210 days ago

"that’s par for the course in philosophy – it rarely proves anything conclusively. "

Philosophy tool kit

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219 days ago

Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses

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219 days ago

Why the simple life is not just beautiful, it’s necessary

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219 days ago

Redirecting

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219 days ago

What is good rhetoric?

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olivia maia

221 days ago

A Great Writer We Should Know

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221 days ago

The Murakami Effect

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233 days ago

Well…that happened – reflections on a joke

librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com

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233 days ago

Read the CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual: A Timeless, Kafkaesque Guide to Subverting Any Organization with “Purposeful Stupidity” (1944)

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234 days ago

The Murakami Effect

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