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Srinivas Rao - WHEN WE’RE ALONE TOGETHER Technology has isolated...
In my new book, one of the things that I wrote about was the importance of community. A facebook group is not a viable substitute for meeting friends for dinner. If most of us were to do an assessment of our lives, I think we’d be somewhat horrified by the ratio of in-person vs digital communication with each other. However it happens, I believe that we need more time with each other in person. In fact, that’s probablythe thing I’m looking forward to most with this upcoming booking launch.

When we’re alone together, despite the illusion of being connected to thousands of friends and fans, we are actually just alone. I’m wondering if I’m the only who is feeling this way.

For most of this year, the weekends I’ve looked forward to the most were the ones when I knew I wouldn’t be in town. It meant I’d get to see some of the friends I’m closest to in person, people like Gareth Pronovost and Joseph Logan. Many of my closest friends don’t live close by or are in relationships. So I don’t see them as often as i’d like to.

You also never want anybody you’re dating to know that you’ve been feeling this way because it appears needy.

When a girl I was dating for a couple months asked how I spent the rest of the weekend, I told her that I’d actually just stayed at home and relaxed. We don’t go out when it rains here in Southern California. The following week things ended between us. And there was a part of me that couldn’t shake the feeling of “I wonder if she ended things because I didn’t have any other plans this weekend.”

Fortunately, my friend Matthew Cooke has been coming by to play for NBA 2k15 tournaments, which I’ve yet to win. But it’s been one of the best parts of the week.
srini-rao  social-media  cell-phone-use  millenials  life-advice 
5 days ago by lwhlihu
Srinivas Rao - It’s possible you read that headline and had a WTF...
Social media amplifies this by ranking us according to fan and follower counts. If someone posts a picture on Instagram, we can easily see how many people respond and how we line up in comparison. For many young people, this isn’t just an indication of their status, but a measure of their self-worth.

When I met one of our listeners last summer, she told me a story about one of her tutoring clients who came to her in tears. She was distraught because her friend had posted a picture of the two of them on Facebook that got 100 likes and she only got 2 likes for posting the same picture.

If there’s one pattern that shows up over and over in the people that I interview, it’s an internal shift of some sort. It’s decision to love themselves like their lives depended on it and realized that the most important relationship they’ll ever have is the one they have with themselves.
self-love  social-media  millenials  inner-game 
12 days ago by lwhlihu
They Want New Blood | Nathan Taylor Pemberton
, “Congress could probably use a few more empaths.”...Patel’s operation, it has been noted, is the Casper of congressional campaigns. It speaks the language of enlightened global design, in other words, relying on sans-serif fonts, flat colors, and ample amounts of calming white space, expressing a messaging slickness rarely seen in a political campaign this side of 2008...“But when you co-opt these trends for a more specific cause and location, especially in a place as vibrant, diverse, and multicultural as New York City, it can come across as superficial and a bit alienating,” Robbs concludes. “There isn’t even a clear call to action on his posters.”
nyc  brooklyn  politics  wtf  design  millenials 
14 days ago by jomc
, renters and those without a college degree are moving out of state from the due to the cost o…
Bayarea  millenials  from twitter_favs
20 days ago by jcoffey42
Lessons from my Grandmother - millennials in the workplace
Lockheed Martin employee recognizes millennials and older generations have so much to learn from each other.
lockheed  millenials  EmployeeProfile 
5 weeks ago by TMP
Republicans’ Millennial Problem Isn’t What You Think | City Journal
Millennials don’t give Democrats large majorities because of that party’s social liberalism and multiculturalism; they vote for Democrats because they are, in substantial numbers, racial minorities.
millenials  Minorities  Immigration  voting  Republicans  city-journal 
6 weeks ago by HispanicPundit
Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post
Super powerful longform article about the economic challenges facing millennials. Required reading for any asshole who thinks "The kids are just lazy."
millenials  longform  huffington_post  disparity  economics 
7 weeks ago by sawtoothwave

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