Empty chair, Time, Resume, NFTs
“Why is the chair next to you empty?”, asked a relative to me who had visited our home last weekend for Diwali.
For a moment, I was like, “because I don’t feel like putting my legs on a chair”.
Then I realized he was referring to something “sinister”- that I was a 29-year-old ‘single’ male in India without “someone” next to me!
As a slow burn of righteous indignation (read anger!) rose in my chest, I managed to politely smile through the situation.
In my mind, I was smashing that empty chair into pieces.
I hope that one day, people could read minds. Then they might stop asking such absurd/invasive questions in the pretext of care and love.
Some may even stop visiting altogether! What an exciting, new world it will be! 😀
Anyway, as you can imagine, the past week had been crazy with festivities back home. Now, I will be back to Mumbai again on Friday and will have more time to read and write again!
In the meantime, here is what I discovered this week.
Video of the Week: Why your life feels like it’s flying by
One of my favorite Youtubers, Matt D’Avella, dropped this video recently about the perception of time as we age.
He talks about how time slows downs when you are engaged in novel experiences. On the contrary, it appears to fly by when you are stuck in a routine.
For example, as kids, we really wanted to grow up fast (lol :D) but it took nearly forever.
However, as adults, it seems like someone has put an accelerator on time especially if we’re stuck in the same routine, day after day.
Article of the Week: Resume is dead, Content killed it
Written by a friend who I met during Write of Passage, this article really hit home.
He argues how creating a content portfolio (code, essays, videos, design, podcast, projects, etc) could yield better results for your career than perfect bullet points on your resume.
High-quality, helpful content helps you get attention, communicates your passion and expertise, unlocks serendipity, and makes your work speak for yourself.
Tweet of the Week: NFTs from the lens of Art History
I recently began to explore the world of crypto, blockchain, and NFTs. While I am still a noob in every way, this tweet thread helped me see NFTs from the lens of 250 years of art history and how they could lead to a new art movement: Digitalism.
That was all from me this week!
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