The Friday Five

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Aloha! The last work week of the year is done. You made it. And yes, it’s true that I stole this idea from Tim Ferriss.

Here’s 5 things that have swirled into my experience and made my gray matter percolate this past week:

A Question:

Instead of thinking about your goals for 2017, ask yourself:
“Why didn’t I accomplish my goals for 2016?”

A Quote:

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”

-Horace Mann

Neil DeGrasse Tyson said quote will be engraved on his tombstone. I’m thinking about putting this quote on a custom coffee mug to serve as a daily reminder.

What I’m reading:

The Red Queen – Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
by: Matt Ridley

It’s not a sex book, but it’s about sex and asks questions like: What is evolution anyway? Are we evolving? And why sex?

Our technological advances allow us to do more of the same things. The Red Queen theory recalls a wonderful quote from Alice in Wonderland:

“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.”

And I learned that “If sex had no cost, hummingbirds would not exist.

What I’m Listening to:

All I Need (feat Gift of Gab) – L’Orange, Jeremiah Jae

Follow me on Spotify – Apparently I’m in their top 1% of Radiohead fans. It was an introspective year.

Recently watched:

I didn’t think I’d make it through its meaty 3 hours, but I did. There’s a lot to ponder in this compelling look at the power and difficulties of forgiveness, letting loved ones go, and honesty.

It includes this epic scene with Tom Cruise, and I promise its more tragic than funny once you see it within context:



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