Word I’m enjoying —
Sonder (from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows). “Sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.” (Hat tip to Jawad Mian, who introduced me to this. Thanks, Jawad!)
From Tim Ferris newsletter
Source: the internet. LinkedIn possibly. Probably someone I follow.
Screen shoot of a website, I think it fairly well depicts what these entities are doing, mining value out of our data.
quote from “The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career” by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha –
“Pretending you can avoid risk causes you to miss opportunities that can change your life. It also lulls you into a dangerously fragile life pattern, leaving you exposed to a huge blow-up in the future. What’s more, you can never perfectly anticipate when inflection points or any other career-threatening event will occur. When you’re resilient, you can play for big opportunities with less worry about the possible consequences of unanticipated hiccups. For the start-up of you, the only long-term answer to risk is resilience. Remember: If you don’t find risk, risk will find you.”
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Blinding ignorance does mislead us.
O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!