John Saddington

trying to win the internet.

The Gap Between What We Say and What We Do

We say that children and their future are important to us but it doesn’t seem that we actually put our money where our mouths are, or want to be. Education is deeply and fundamentally broken in the US and it’s hard for me to watch these types of videos and not feel deeply for all those impacted:

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On Intelligence

There is very little real balance in life and the ideas of “work-life balance” are so terribly limited and broken that I’ve long-since used that aphoristic phrase for anything useful.

Rather, life is much more about managing tension than anything else, a rubber band ball really.

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Jack Ma

I love this original sales pitch via Jack Ma back in 1999; although short, it’s completely inspiring:

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The Perfect Job

The perfect job is less about the job, itself, and more about your ability to control and manage your most precious resource, which is time:

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Too Good (or Bad) Not to Share

via SHL:

So if someone asks me for my thoughts on depression and suicide: sure, more therapists, discussion, and anti-depressants; certainly for the specific people who need emergency help now. But the meta-answer is to ask deeper questions about humanity, and to start questioning the life values that have been sold (and I do mean sold) to us; no matter how much we think they are supreme. Because we’ve clearly broken something, and it’s worthwhile to look back and examine a time when it wasn’t broken.

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“Freddish”

via kottke:

Maxwell King, the former director of the Fred Rogers Center and author of the forthcoming book The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, shared an excerpt of the book with The Atlantic about how much attention Rogers paid to how children would hear the language on the show. For instance, he changed the lyrics on Friday’s installment of the “Tomorrow” song he sang at the end of each show to reflect that the show didn’t air on Saturdays.

Rogers was so meticulous in his process for translating ideas so they could be easily understood by children that a pair of writers on the show came up with a nine-step process that he used to translate from normal English into “Freddish”, the special language he used when speaking to children.

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