Update: Why I Don‘t Do Update Posts

Content creators tend to do update videos to keep you informed about their blog/video channel/podcast/etc. Here’s a reason why not to give updates: Continue reading “Update: Why I Don‘t Do Update Posts”

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Why does ‘success’ leave you with emptiness?

Success. Everybody wants it, working hard day by day in order to achieve it. The constant urge to reach a better grade on a test, a higher paycheck at the end of the month, clicks on your website or YouTube channel. It is predominant. But once we reach it, it is not enough. Sometimes it can even feel like it‘s never enough. Often we find ourselves asking: “Shouldn’t I be happy? I got an A on that test”. Why is that?
Maybe the root to it is our perception of success. Does happiness really equal success? Apparently not, since it doesn’t bring us the joy we crave for. Why is reaching our goals not enough? The explanation could be easier than we thought!

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Does Social Media Kill Creativity?

I created my Facebook account back in 2009. This year I thought about deleting it alltogether quite often. Why you might ask? I miss the time before social media. It is certainly not just nostalgia knocking on the door. I am sure that social media does not have enough benefits to actually justify its existence. While there are tons of research which already show the bad influence of social media on our everyday life (e.g. this article in which Facebook admits just that) it might even harm the way we use the internet in general, especially when you consider how much bitterness and hate is spread on Twitter and Facebook, even by government officials.

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Literacy – A Gift We Take for Granted

Yesterday I stumbled upon a 20 min long documentary on YouTube which is outstanding and puts things back in perspective. As an adult I take for granted to be able to read and write. But there are people that managed to graduate without proper skills in the two domains. At first, this seems quite shocking. But instead of shaming these people into guilt, we should try to support them with learning how to read. If you are interested in the topic, you can watch the documentary down below.

Media and Minimalism: Is It Possible to Live Without Web Entertainment?

I discovered an interesting video from youtuber Luke Smith the other day. In the video he explains how he managed to live without internet access at home for two years. At first this sounds quite frightening, especially to a digital native. But Luke‘s thought process offers quite some insights into a brighter and simpler future. Continue reading “Media and Minimalism: Is It Possible to Live Without Web Entertainment?”

Media and Minimalism: How Buying Less Can Help You Enjoy More

Is your Steam library filled with games that you bought for $2 but you never had time to play them? Is your bookshelf cluttered with titles that you want to read because you bought them in a sale but again didn’t find the time to spend? Is your watchlist on Amazon Video, Netflix, etc. seemingly endless? I’ve been there. It doesn’t have to be this way. Continue reading “Media and Minimalism: How Buying Less Can Help You Enjoy More”