My approach has been to make a list of the things I want. When this has passed, and I can be reasonably assured I'm not placing other people in danger just to get them, I'll come back to that list and start buying. I know that approach won't work for everyone, but I would encourage us all to think about procuring goods in a way that lowers both personal risk and the risk we place others in.
Does any of this help?
I think the debate about "necessity" is a way to move goalposts, and I think it's a lot more helpful to consider whether you need something or just want it. Right now might not be the best time to prioritize wants because the supply chain is just other people (a lot of people, actually) and other people get sick. So I guess my perspective is that it's the wrong question. I think the right question is whether you need what you buy? If you need it, I don't think anyone can fault you for getting it
About 2 guys, who, without proper permits, equipment and no food and money, climbed Mt. Everest, and then paraglided and kayaked into the Indian Ocean in one trip
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/tilbots/status/1245803323128758274
I want to talk a bit about the cultural value of April Fools' Day.
There are many people asking amidst this global pandemic and related stress that everyone forgo April Fools' Day jokes and pranks. There are understandable and well-intentioned concerns, but I disagree with this view of April 1st. Here's why: (THREAD)
This is my last semester in college. In about a month and a half I'll graduate with an Associate of Communications.
This fall is my little brother's first semester of college. He's going to become a PE Teacher 😄
I wrote this whole thing up for him and I wanted to share it here in case anyone else is thinking about college, or in college and maybe a little lost, or a graduate and not sure how to feel about it.
I don't think I'll be doing any cons next year. Something that I absolutely miss is the pre-social media experience of hearing nothing at all from your favorite band/author for years and then suddenly being hit by their new release.
That's the sort of creative space I really want.
Comicon Day 2 of 2:
Honestly, the more projects I finish the less I feel like I belong here. I don't know if it's burnout or if my work has just moved far enough out into left field that I don't fit anymore.
I was a little sad and frustrated about it yesterday, but I'm getting on with accepting it. What else you gonna do?
"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." — Mark Twain (via Gay Zenola MacLaren)
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