Three Action Thursday

Salty Parenting Advice

This week I introduce you to a great piece that will surely challenge you to be a better parent (or a better human in general if you don’t have kids). I also want to introduce you to a documentary I watched with my family. I really enjoy opening my family’s eyes to how other people and cultures live around the world. Lastly, some banger quotes for you to digest and stretch your mind a bit.

A Concept I am Developing

Being a better parent. This should always be the goal, right? Being a dad is one of my many hats, and when it comes to becoming better at life being a better dad should absolutely be a top priority. Ryan Holiday released last week this epic blog post that aggregates ALL the best parenting advice he has ever received. 

The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Gotten by Ryan Holiday

Oh man, it is a powerful blog post. What was your favorite piece of parenting advice? Feel free to share it in our 3AT Facebook Group.

A Movie I Watched

I am a sucker for a good documentary. Last week I watched “My Name is Salt” with my family. Year after year, just after the monsoon season has finished, thousands of families travel to a bleak desert in Gujerat, India, where they will stay for an endless eight months and extract salt from the earth, using the same painstaking, manual techniques as generations before them. The amount of physical labor is amazing, and every family member has a job. You witness the techniques being passed down from generation to generation. There are no voiceovers; the documentary tells its own story using the daily lives of the people.

Geographically this area of the world is amazing. It is called the Rann of Kutch. The area floods during the rainy season so much that you can ride along in boats, but then it dries out to be a flat wasteland of a desert during the dry season. It is quite remarkable.

Quotes I am Pondering

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labours of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.  

~ Albert Einstein, a German theoretical physicist

As you get older, three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.  

~ Sir Norman Wisdom, English actor, comedian, musician, and singer

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.  

~ Arnold Glasgow, American author, and businessman

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