This week I bring to you one of the smartest people I know on the internet, and while the knowledge he provides isn’t always life-changing, it is extremely entertaining. Along with that, I am reusing a piece of content because I really want you to watch it.
And of course, a few quotes for you to ponder.
What I am Watching
CGP Grey is an American (turned Irish; dual citizen) YouTuber who creates incredibly interesting explanatory videos on various subjects and he does it using cartoony cinematography with a witty and comical voice track. The content is great for adults and kids.
He has a knack for picking subjects that you never thought you’d sit through a video on such as tumbleweeds, the history of the name Tiffany, and who owns Staten Island. He’s amassed a huge following on his YouTube channel and if you need further social proof, Grey’s video Humans Need Not Apply was covered by Business Insider and Huffington Post.
My favorite videos are as follows, in no particular order:
- The Simple Solution to Traffic
- The Better Boarding Method Airlines Won’t Use
- How to Become Pope
- Who Owns The Statue of Liberty?
What I am Re-Watching
A couple of weeks ago I recommended that you read The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. I also provided you with his TedTalk.
If you didn’t watch it, please do!! It’s entertaining and honestly could change your perspective and even your life. I also made my older kids watch it. I thought it provided a lot of perspective on how we should be thinking about our lives. Here is Achor’s TedTalk on Happiness.
Quotes I am Pondering
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
~ Lin Yutang, Chinese writer
The idea is to seek a vision that gives you purpose in life and then to implement that vision.
~ Lewis P. Johnson
Some of us plant seeds of knowledge or wisdom, others cultivate the seed, and others follow the planters and cultivators and harvest the results. At times, any of us play different roles of the planter, the cultivator, or the harvester.
~ Jodi Morgan