Why the coming-of-age narrative is a conformist lie | Aeon Essays

Editor’s Note: Thoughtful essay, ideas to ponder…

How can you go about finding ‘who you really are’ if the whole idea of the one true self is a big fabrication?

Source: Why the coming-of-age narrative is a conformist lie | Aeon Essays

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Hey Hey, My My: Aging Rock Fans Still Hold Their Lighters High – The New York Times

Pete Townshend of the Who struck a nerve with rock ’n’ roll rebels in 1965 with the line “I hope I die before I get old.”

But something has happened in the five decades since he wrote “My Generation”: The boomer generation got older, yet continued to love rock ’n’ roll. Now, as many of those early fans enter retirement, they are still boarding buses and trudging through muddy fields to see their favorite bands.

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How technology has transformed how we connect-and reject-in the digital age |

“Roughly 40 million Americans are looking for love on the Internet. In relative terms, that’s equivalent to the entire population of Poland, scrolling through the human market, perusing row upon row of humans, and swiping left or right.”

Source: How technology has transformed how we connect-and reject-in the digital age |

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination – Harvard Business Review – Pocket

I often procrastinate; it’s been a lifelong habit, learned behavior.. stumbled upon this article, and it’s worth a read, don’t put off reading it 🙂


A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers.

Source: The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination – Harvard Business Review – Pocket

Chris Matthews is America’s greatest champion of ‘Love Actually.’ So we watched it with him. – The Washington Post

See also, Love Actually… Is All Around ( Love Actually Intro)


The “Hardball” host can’t stop talking about the cheesy holiday rom-com. But let him explain why.

Source: Chris Matthews is America’s greatest champion of ‘Love Actually.’ So we watched it with him. – The Washington Post