For many of us, daily life suffers from a profound lack of creativity, inquiry and reflection. The demands of working, commuting and simply living in the 21st century make it tough to find even a quiet moment, much less the time needed for deeper thought.
While I can't offer you more hours in a day, I can invite you to make a little space within your regular comings and goings to engage with some interesting ideas.
Here are three things I read this week that sparked my sense of curiosity, wonder and wisdom.
"In between devoting his life to understanding the universe, developing the theory of Hawking radiation, and helping the rest of the world understand it all with A Brief History of Time, Hawking found the time to make guest appearances on some of the nerdiest pop culture properties out there." Read more.
"Female engineers of color were 35% less likely than white men to report having equal access to desirable assignments; white women were 20% less likely." Read more.
"What makes a country happy? The United Nations considers the answer with its annual World Happiness Report, ranking a total of 156 countries." Read more.