mmmagnetic43 karma2013-05-02 16:33:36 UTC
Yeah, I noticed this too recently. I basically just have three, maybe four sites I check regularly. Sometimes it can be fun to just randomly google something and see where it takes you - the internet certainly seems a lot tamer and walled these days.
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mmmagnetic25 karma2013-05-02 16:28:00 UTC
Hey Paul! I´ve always been a big fan of you, I used to listen to the Engadget podcast every week, and now, of course, the Vergecast.
I found your roadtrip video very touching - you always seemed very laid back and relaxed to me, so I found it quite surprising that you have a very melancholic side.
Have you ever tried meditating? I used to be (and still am, though not quite as much) a very nervous and anxious person, always doubting things, ruminating a lot... And meditation was a big step for me.
Some book tips:
"Whereever you go, there you are" by Jon Kabat-Zinn,
"Mindfulness in Plain English" (also available as a printed book), and "Turning the mind into an ally" by Sakyong Mipham.
The very first chapter from "Mindfulness in Plain English" has this fantastic part:
No matter how hard you pursue pleasure and success, there are times when you fail. No matter how fast you flee, there are times when pain catches up with you. And in between those times, life is so boring you could scream. Our minds are full of opinions and criticisms. We have built walls all around ourselves and we are trapped with the prison of our own likes and dislikes. We suffer.
I usually don´t go around promoting meditation to everybody, as it is quite a personal journey and people usually discover it themselves, but after watching your video yesterday I felt the need to recommend this to you. Maybe you´ll give it a try - I think you would like it, or at least find it interesting (which is actually more valuable than simply "liking" it). The biggest moment for me was when I realized that sucking at the whole "sitting still and focusing on one thing" is actually part of the whole concept as well, not something that should be avoided.
Hope that helps. Take care!
Cheers from Hamburg, Germany.
mmmagnetic24 karma2013-05-02 16:36:42 UTC
It´s so refreshing to see so many genuinely funny gifs in a row. Beats the shit out of /r/funny.
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