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I suffer from pronoia

When I was younger, my favorite magazine was Wired. It was printed on amazingly thick paper and I loved the heft of the magazine, the vibrant colors, and also the content of the magazine. As a young nerd, it was the equivalent of candy for the brain.

When I saw this next post, I recognized the name but couldn’t place it. Kevin Kelly. Kevin. Kelly.

Where had I heard that name?

Oh! He was the founding editor of Wired Magazine! And on his 68th birthday, he shared 68 bits of advice that I loved reading. They’re like 68 bits of candy for life improvement.

68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice [Kevin Kelly] – “Don’t be the smartest person in the room. Hangout with, and learn from, people smarter than yourself. Even better, find smart people who will disagree with you.”

Also, I learned a new word – pronoia! Such a good word!

If you are feeling the weight of the crisis, here are two articles that may help:

Personal Finance During a Crisis [A Wealth of Common Sense] – “Personal finances can be overwhelming to most people when things are going well. All of the different accounts, saving options and investment vehicles can be confusing especially when you consider you’re completely on your own when it comes to learning about this stuff. If personal finances are confusing during normal times, they can paralyze people during an economic crisis.”

What To Do When It Seems Like The End Of The F***ing World: 5 Steps To Cope With The Uncertainty [Money Side Up] – “I wanted to fall back on my psychology roots and what I have learnt in terms of; sleep, exercise and nutrition to provide 5 key tips for maintaining psychological wellbeing throughout these troubling times.”

And I want to leave you with a beacon of light to take with you over the weekend – it’s about the 90 vaccines currently in development:

The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide [Nature] – “More than 90 vaccines are being developed against SARS-CoV-2 by research teams in companies and universities across the world. Researchers are trialling different technologies, some of which haven’t been used in a licensed vaccine before. At least six groups have already begun injecting formulations into volunteers in safety trials; others have started testing in animals. Nature’s graphical guide explains each vaccine design.”

Go forth and conquer Apexian!