Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week
Every Friday, we send out an exclusive list of five unique or interesting things we’ve found (or explored) around the web during the week.
It may include books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff we dig up around the web. It’s often focused on Intuitive things and personal growth. Please feel free to spread the word with friends who would also enjoy.
Here’s some great stuff to check out over the coming weekend…
HOW TO GET OUT OF THE FOREST
Last week, I included a short story called “Face Value” in my Fridays post. But I’m not done! This week, I’m including another one of my favorites- “How to Get Out of the Forest” by Sofia Samatar. I included this piece because it challenges the way that we perceive our world and environment. Without giving too much away, one of the characters could conceivably be crazy or also conceivably the only aware person in the story. Figuring out which one is true is part of the mystery and complexity of the story. Click here to read “How to Get Out of the Forest.”
THE STORY BEHIND THE ICONIC “MIGRANT MOTHER” PHOTO
The context of “data,” like pictures or stories, is always fascinating to me. Sometimes the data is self-explanatory, other times misleading. The iconic “Migrant Mother” photo from the Great Depression is one of the later. Though the photo does depict the poverty that the woman and her children lived in at the time, the woman from the portrait didn’t take much pride in her image becoming the face of poverty from that era. Click here to see the portrait set and read the article.
REDDIT: CHALLENGE MY BELIEFS
One of our upcoming weeks is themed around “beliefs and worldview.” This subreddit, “Challenge My Beliefs,” already has that covered. Almost any belief you may currently have has been asked about and debated. As a Ti user (especially as an ENTP) I am in LOVE with this subreddit. I’m all about making clear distinctions and finding the “truth” in controversy, especially examining and clarifying my own beliefs. Click here to visit the subreddit.
If you haven’t already heard of this game, Undertale is an adorable indie/action/adventure RPG made by Toby Fox I’m not going to spoil the game if you decide you want to play it, but the concept and mechanic of the story changed the way I look at my in-game actions and their consequences. It’s interactive and meta in a way that most video games aren’t, and I highly recommend purchasing it if you have six hours to kill this weekend. You won’t regret it. Click here visit Undertale’s website.
CRACKED: ORDINARY THINGS UNDER A MICROSCOPE (NSFW- LANGUAGE)
Nature, you crazy. To continue my theme of changing perceptions, my last link of today is what ordinary stuff looks like under a super high-tech microscope. Orange juice, for example- who knew? Not only is this an interesting, novel article and concept, it makes me reconsider how “boring” anything actually is. Seriously, WHO KNEW ORANGE JUICE LOOKED LIKE THAT? Click here to read the article.
So there you have it. Of course these picks reflect some of my personal biases and interests – but having hung around the Personality Hacker community for a while now – and being personal growth focused – I’m pretty sure you will find at least one thing from the above list to be interesting.
Also – leave a comment or your thoughts below. Love to hear what you think.
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