… that today, besides being Fourth of July in the United States (Happy Independence Day!), is American Top 40 Debut Day? Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40” debuted on LA radio on this day in 1970. The show, now hosted by Ryan Secrest, still remains popular to this day. Play your favorite music today and give a shout-out to Casey Kasem, the guy who started it all!
We are a culmination of our experiences. How we process this information and encode it into something meaningful is intrinsically tied to our memory. Understanding how it works and how to use tools or tricks to make it better is a worthy endeavor.
★ “Sociopolitical forces today can make humility feel especially dangerous, and even foolish. Social media has stunted our ability to reinvent our thinking, because our ideas are increasingly cumulative: Every opinion we’ve ever posted online is memorialized. With such a well-documented history of beliefs, changing your mind on something important or controversial can feel like weakness and open you up to public criticism.The solution to this is to take most of your opinions off the electronic grid.”
“One of the biggest things holding people back from doing great work is the fear of making something lame. And this fear is not an irrational one. Many great projects go through a stage early on where they don’t seem very impressive, even to their creators. You have to push through this stage to reach the great work that lies beyond. But many people don’t. Most people don’t even reach the stage of making something they’re embarrassed by, let alone continue past it. They’re too frightened even to start.”
“One of the best secrets of a happy life is the art of extracting comfort and sweetness from every circumstance…
People are always looking for happiness at some future time and in some new thing, or some new set of circumstances, in possession of which they some day expect to find themselves. But the fact is, if happiness is not found now, where we are, and as we are, there is little chance of it ever being found. There is a great deal more happiness around us day by day than we have the sense or power to seek and find.
If we are to cultivate the art of living, we should cultivate the art of extracting sweetness and comfort out of everything, as the bee goes from flower to flower in search of honey.”
… that today is Stay Out of the Sun Day? On this special day, we’re encouraged to stay cool in the shade and give our skin a rest from the hot, damaging rays of the sun. Find some fun and relaxing ways to stay in the shade. A hammock strung behind two shady trees sounds like a great way to go!