As in, we have no theme for this week, but we do have a few stones, noodles, and maybe some celery; does anyone have carrots, onions, or potatoes? With a couple links from us and a couple more from you, we’ll have a great soup. Or, weekend. Right.
Christopher Jones responded with a heavy dose of sarcasm and economics. Worth reading.
Which reminds me of an article from May, Every Every Every Generation Has Been the Me Me Me Generation.
Basically, it’s not that people born after 1980 are narcissists, it’s that young people are narcissists, and they get over themselves as they get older. It’s like doing a study of toddlers and declaring those born since 2010 are Generation Sociopath: Kids These Days Will Pull Your Hair, Pee On Walls, Throw Full Bowls of Cereal Without Even Thinking of the Consequences.
Levo League gives us 5 Ways to Avoid Compare and Despair Syndrome.
Susan Basham had an encounter with a badly-behaved stranger in the drive-thru. Instead of outrage, she found empathy.
The Sounding’s Meg Photini Englebach (an OCMC missionary) talks about the waiting place as it relates to Abraham and Paul (and Dr Seuss, of course).
Amanda Bast, who’s in the waiting place, requests we not ask/nag her about tomorrow’s dreams (like marriage and a stable career) but appreciate today’s blessings.
Emily Heist Moss is sorry, but it’s time to talk about that constant apologizing.
Apologizing for myself will not get me promoted. It will not get me the raise. It will not get my leaky ceiling fixed faster. I think I’m being gracious, but all I’ve actually accomplished is to remind everyone around me of my own insecurity.
HuffPo gives us How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex, and Save the World in 8 Easy Steps. (Keep breathing, Yiayia, you know we’re not really linking to sex tips on Orthogals.)
And after a 200-guest wedding in Atlanta was canceled 40 days before the wedding, they donated the reception to the homeless, especially children.
What’s on your radar this week?