Personal reflections

February 2021: Reality is Broken

February 2021

I’m feeling pretty settled into the new year right now. Glad I got to hang out physically with two friends this month. And since I watched this video – Why Finland And Denmark Are Happier Than The U.S – I’ve been rethinking how I live my life.

Highlights of the Month

  • I jogged 5k this month and it was the longest I ever did last year. Now my goal for this year is to do 10k at once.
  • I’ve concluded the Adaptive leadership course from Acumen. It was a great learning experience, I’m already testing the things I learnt. This ‘I turned 30’ recently tweet thread would also be go to till I imbibe the lessons shared.
  • I did a video at work. It’s only 6 minutes long but it took over an hour to record this. Happy it came out great!

Helpful stuff I came across

📚 Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World – Jane McGonigal

“What if we decided to use everything we know about game design to fix what’s wrong with reality? What if we started to live our real lives like gamers, lead our real businesses and communities like game designers, and think about solving real-world problems like computer and video game theorists?”

In January, I listened to a podcast by Jane McGonigal that made me reconsider the impact of Games. I followed it up with reading her book and it’s even more enlightening. I’m excited about implementing some of the stuff I’ve learnt so far.

If you’re struggling to read a book, this tweet could help.

🎥 Unbroken: Path to Redemption

A sequel to the 2014 film Unbroken. This movie is about the beautiful story of Louis Zamperini, an American World War II veteran, an evangelical Christian, and an Olympic distance runner. It’s about his struggles to get rid of his memories as a prisoner during World War II.

🎥 Making Sense of the Ravi Zacharias Scandal

I’m still gutted about Ravi Zacharias’ sexual misconduct scandal. This video is a well-balanced commentary on it.

🗞 Best Story Wins

Morgan Housel is one of my favorite writers because he understands how the world works.

“Morgan Freeman can narrate a grocery list and bring people to tears, while an inarticulate scientist might cure disease and go unnoticed.

How many great ideas have already been discovered but could grow 100x or more if someone just explained them better?”

Favorite Quote 💭

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott

Thank you for reading!

See you on the last Saturday or Sunday in March 2021 – so help me God!

Did you come across anything helpful or something that got to you? Please share with me. Also If you have any feedback please reply via email

Have a Fab March!

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