Open Thinkering


Weeknote 06/2021

Animated gif of snow falling

This week I’ve been helped by this quotation from the eighth book of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations:

Never confuse yourself by visions of an entire lifetime at once. That is, do not let your thoughts range over the whole multitude and variety of the misfortunes that may befall you, but rather, as you encounter each one, ask yourself, ‘What is there unendurable, so insupportable, in this?’ You will find that you are ashamed to admit defeat. Again, remember that it is not the weight of the future or the past that is pressing upon you, but ever that of the present alone. Even this burden, too, can be lessened of you confine it strictly to its own limits, and are severe enough with your mind’s ability to bear such a trifle.

I’m probably being a little over-dramatic, as this week’s setbacks haven’t been so serious, when looking at the bigger picture. So we’re going to have to wait until 2022 to move house? Oh well.

Work-wise this week I’ve been:

I published one blog post here: Investing in decentralised crypto file storage as well as two link-based posts over at Thought Shrapnel:

Next week, it’s half-term for our kids, so I’m taking Monday and Friday off. That, of course, means that Tuesday through Thursday is wall-to-wall meetings and workshops. I can’t wait to travel again.

Header gif created from short video I took this week near our house in Morpeth, Northumberland

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