Ep. 3: The Common Narrative
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
We want new things. We trim our hedges. We complain about Mondays. But why? Are these in fact topics that matter to us, or do we feel kinship in these shared experiences? Today we talk about common narratives, disenfranchised workers, and the neighbour who narced on Hans’ unmowed lawn.
- The article Eric wrote that got us talking: Why I gave myself an unraise
- Thoughts on habits versus goals, and all that’s in between
- The design studio Eric mentions (and works at) is smashLAB.
- Shay Carl has a YouTube Channel with 1,594,148 subscribers. Before that, he installed granite countertops. (He also sold a company to Disney for $500 million.)
- Minimalism is on the rise in Japan
- Some folks are trying minimalism exercises like The 100 Things Challenge
- Wired’s Clive Thompson on how We Need a Fixer (Not Just a Maker) Movement
- The Guardian’s Rosie Spinks on planned obsolescence
- Michael and Crissa Boyink have lived—and raised their kids—on the road, since 2010
- The Story of Stuff on externalized costs
- Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and the folly of carpet bombing
- Bill Hicks says the whole thing is just a ride
- A bit of background on Murray Pezim
Intro/ending music: Things in Life by Nameless Warning
Painting sample: The Barbers’ company
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