I find academic books to be the worst for this. It’s like, if there are important ideas on a page, apparently the writer doesn’t need to be bothered with trying to organize their thoughts in a way that is appealing. Who is lazy, really: me, for hating a boring book, or the writer who didn’t even try to make it engaging?
I’ve been reading lots this summer. For fun, for school, and for work. My favourite read for fun has been “I want to eat your pancreas”. Strange title, but it’s a really sweet love story (if you don’t mind manga). For school, I’ve enjoyed “Christ’s call to Discipleship”. It’s a book with little fluff and a layout that communicates clearly, it’ll make it a useful reference book in the future. For work, I’ve been on sabbatical and I’ve read a ton… but my favourite read has been “Gospel fluency”. It’s accessible and does what many Christian books don’t do- it presents an idea, and then actually fleshes it out with relevant examples and counterpoint. Imagine that!
Alright! When I was in highschool, no one had cell phones. I didn’t even see an ipod until my first year of college, and I didn’t even know about text messages until I was out of college. Indulge me in revisiting the “good ol’ days”, aka, about ten years ago.
If you wanted to be mean to someone, you had to do it to their face. If you wanted to flirt with someone, you had to risk public humiliation. If you wanted to be kind to someone, everyone knew, and could judge you for it. Notes could get intercepted, so you were a little more careful what you would write in them. The risks were higher, and the rewards were about a billion times more satisfying.
But kids these days! they seem to think that texts are as good as it gets, because it’s all they’ve ever experienced! how sad.
It’s a little sick, how socially acceptable it is to sit with people and completely ignore them. Heaven forbid, you’re the kid that actually wants to talk to people face to face, and puts your cell phone away! That’s the kid who talks to adults, because none of the other kids know what to do with actual human interaction.
we’ve all been there… watching the clock, doing everything we can to make time go faster… My favourite work-day that i’ve ever had was one when I was a painter; we were painting these condos, and had been at this particular condo complex for a week. We were painting the family room, which normally takes like an hour. On this particular day, it took five hours… By the time we had finished the room, it was time to go home. It was awesome! Our boss wasn’t really stoked, but we were. haha.
Anyways, happy monday!