Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week
Every Friday, we send out an exclusive list of five unique or interesting things we’ve found (or explored) around the web during the week.
It may include books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff we dig up around the web. It’s often focused on Intuitive things and personal growth. Please feel free to spread the word with friends who would also enjoy.
Here’s some great stuff to check out over the coming weekend…
A BRIEF COMPENDIUM OF ABANDONED ROADS
As an Exploration (Ne) primary, I LIVE for abandoned places. I think abandoned places really fuel my Exploration and Memory (Si) in a strange way— when entering a place that’s been forgotten, I’m often overwhelmed with imagining what was there and trying to make it concrete in my mind. My university campus, for example, used to be an amusement park. I love to look at pictures of the campus before it was purchased by the college and think about how things would have looked. Anyway, this article about abandoned roads from MessyNessy made me think of this and wonder if any other Exploration/Memory users have a similar experience. Click here to read the article.
HOW TO FIND A GREAT MENTOR
Forbes has a fantastic article on finding a mentor that I included because this week’s theme is mentorship. Their main piece of advice is not finding a mentor who’s a stranger, which is probably a pretty solid rule of thumb. I got very lucky when finding my mentor (Antonia) because I hadn’t really been looking for one, but she has been enough of an influence that our relationship has altered how I perceive and experience the world. Click here to read the article.
THE SCIENCE OF DANK MEMES
SciShow (run by Hank Green, an ENTP) covers some really interesting topics. This week, they discuss the purpose of memes in human culture (spoiler: it’s transferring ideas without using genetics). Memes aren’t just those things your aunt shares on Facebook- “memes” are not internet-specific, and the term was coined in the 1970s. Myers-Briggs could be considered a meme. Watch the video here.
13 CREEPY WIKIPEDIA PAGES
This week, I’ve decided to bring you some iNtuitve fodder. It’s October, and Buzzfeed has provided us with some creepy rabbit holes to go down. I’ve read a fair amount of these articles before, but in case you haven’t, I highly recommend the Somerton man and the Dyatlov Pass incident. Click here to read the article.
VAPORWAVE: THE FUTURE OF MUSIC
I love vaporwave. It’s weird and nostalgic and a dark, disorienting re-imagining of the 1980s and 1990s. The Youtube channel “This Exists” made a video explaining and sampling vaporwave. Do you like it, or do you think it’s strange? Can music exist exclusively as a meme and not as an actual art form? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Click here to watch the video.
So there you have it. Of course these picks reflect some of my personal biases and interests – but having hung around the Personality Hacker community for a while now – and being personal growth focused – I’m pretty sure you will find at least one thing from the above list to be interesting.
Also – leave a comment or your thoughts below. Love to hear what you think.
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