Why Save This?

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I spent a lot of time trying centralising my online activities, including adding bookmarks and imports from social networks. Lately my site looked bloated and unmaintainable. I started questioning what data is my data, what data should or could I own – it was time to rethink some ideas.

Over the past year of using this mind garden, I’ve amassed 88 pages of posts and bookmarks — so I appreciate this reminder to consider *why* I’m saving something, and what I think I’ll want it for. I have to be careful about my tendency to save articles just because I read it and went “yeah!” and to make sure I think about it a little deeper.


Watched Soul

Watched Soul from Pixar

Soul is a movie starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, and Graham Norton. A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.

This was great and also made me cry and laugh out loud. As someone who loved playing jazz in high school, but gave up playing more than ten years ago, this was a moving watch. (Especially loved there was a woman alto sax player as the band leader!)

I enjoyed the theme of living beyond purpose. I kept waiting for him to realize how much he got out of teaching, and although it didn’t explicitly go there, I thought the ending note was perfect.

This tackled the idea of everyday lives being somehow uninspiring or meaningless – when Joe’s looking at a “recap” of his life that seems sad and presents failure after failure, he comments something like, that’s not how it felt. It may look meaningless from the outside, but he knows the value of his experiences *to him.*