Weekly update: 2022 week 2

2022/01/10

What I'm thinking about

How avoidance impacts my life

I had a recent conversation with my sister Jessica and she mentioned some psychology concepts that made me start doing some reflection. I came to realize that there are certain aspects of my life that I'm avoidant about. This is something I'm going to dig a bit more into to learn more about myself.

Mimesis

I've been thinking a lot about the contents of "Wanting". It's amazing how much of your life decisions are motivated by imitation.

What I'm working on

Romolo Lazzaretti restoration

I'm working on a bike project. I've had a Romolo Lazzaretti for quite some time. It's one of those projects that you never get around to. Now that I have a house and a garage I ended up taking the bike from my parents house where it was being stored so I can finally get it up and running.

What I'm reading

Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life

Amazon

Quotes

On stoicism

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.”

William Martin ref

What I'm watching

Ecto without the database

What I'm listening to

System of a Down: Toxicity

References

  1. Derek Sivers's blog
  2. How to quit
  3. Quit your job
  4. How to be an effective engineer
  5. Convert a loose bearing to sealed bottom bracket
  6. Using Ecto changesets without the db
  7. Introducing the websocket handbook
  8. Living on 24 Hours a Day
  9. Command pattern
  10. Wanting
  11. HN Discussion